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Spain bars exiled ex-Catalan leader from European election

Reuters Monday, 29 April 2019
Spain's electoral commission barred former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from running in the European Parliament elections in May, he said on Monday, a day after a general election where the region's separatism has been a pivotal issue.
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According to Reuters, Spain’s electoral commission barred former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from running in the European Parliament elections in May. Puigdemont fled Spain in 2017 after Madrid imposed direct rule on the wealthy northeastern region which had unilaterally declared independence....

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