Catalan independence: Puigdemont moots Swiss model 'attractive'

Catalan independence: Puigdemont moots Swiss model 'attractive'
 

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont says a majority of Catalans might support Swiss-style federal autonomy rather than full independence.
Mr Puigdemont's remarks in Geneva appear to suggest a departure from his previous support for full independence.
The ex-president fled to Belgium after Catalonia's declaration of independence after a disputed vote last October.
The restive region remains under direct rule from Madrid.
This is despite elections being held in Catalonia in December, with a majority of seats won by pro-independence parties.
Pro-independence parties won 47.5% of the... read more

 
18 March 2018 in World News, Views: 77
Source: BBC
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