Catalan parliament to decide if self-exiled Puigdemont can be president

Catalonia's parliament has elected a pro-independence leader of parliament. Now the body must decide if self-exiled secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont can be considered a candidate in an upcoming presidential election.

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Catalonia's parliament met on Wednesday in a first step toward forming a new government dominated by the question of whether sacked former leader Carles Puigdemont can return as president and continue his push for independence from Spain.