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Exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont meets with Catalan MPs in Berlin

The exiled Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, met with over 30 representatives from his JuntsxCat party in Berlin to discuss future strategy, reports Deutsche Welle.

Following the state court’s refusal to grant Spain’s request for the extradition of Mr Puigdemont on the charge of rebellion, the Catalan leader met with 30 out of 34 of the party’s members of parliament.

Speaking to reporters, the JuntsxCat party spokeswoman, Anna Grabalosa said,

“It’s the only way we can stay together for a few hours to talk about the situation in the country, the last news. We also talked about the next steps we can take in order to form a government in Catalonia. Puigdemont is in a very good mood. He’s optimistic because of the court’s decision in Germany. At the moment we’re a government in exile.”

The party met in a 4-star hotel in the middle of Berlin, with MP’s flying out from Barcelona to meet with Mr Puigdemont.