Catalan president Carles Puigdemont attends a session of the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017.The Spanish court blocked on January 27, 2018 Puigdemont's return to power in Catalonia. (AFP / Josep LAGO)
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Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont was under pressure Sunday to return to Spain if he wants to form a new government after the country's top court ruled he could not govern the region from abroad.Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in October after the Catalan parliament declared independence, would shortly ask the Supreme Court for permission to attend a debate and vote in the regional parliament on Tuesday, a lawmaker with his Together for Catalonia party, Josep Rull, told Catalan radio.The newly elected speaker of the Catalan parliament, Roger Torrent, last week named Puigdemont as the candidate to head the Catalan government after separatist parties again won an absolute majority in a December regional election.Puigdemont's Together for Catalonia party insisted Sunday it is not planning to propose an alternative candidate to form a government despite the court ruling.
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