Puigdemont replied to Madrid's question via a letter that did not address the main issue (Photo: Premsa SantCugat)

Catalan leader ignores Madrid on independence question

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has not answered the Spanish government's question on whether he declared independence last week.

In a letter sent to Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday (16 October), Puigdemont called for dialogue, but did not shed light on a confusing declaration last Tuesday (10 October).

Puigdemont had said the north-western Spanish region "has won the right to be independent"

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