Puigdemont Cheers Catalonia, Declares a Defeat for Spanish State

  • Carles Puigdemont, who is in a self-imposed exile, cheered the crowd gathered for him, saying that the Spanish state has been defeated. He also said the Catalan people have sent a clear and direct message to the world. He further added that the people have beaten the monarchy and the Spanish state. But it stays unclear who would form the government as the biggest party, the Citizens party, is in favor of keeping Catalonia semi-autonomous.