Puigdemont: “I am willing to go to prison for independence”

Article published at El Món, 7th June 2016

The president of the Generalitat talks about his political career, his family and his childhood in an interview with the German Die Welt newspaper

The president of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Carles Puigdemont, said on Monday: “I am willing to go to prison for independence.” In an interview in the form of a report in the German newspaper, Die Welt, Puigdemont talked about his journalistic career, his family and his childhood under the Franco regime.

The former mayor of Girona told Die Welt that his mission “is to attain independence in a period of 18 months.” As a result, he is ready to “take on the consequences of the mandate given him by the Catalan people”.

Puigdemont also relates what it meant to him to become the head of the sovereignty process after the stalemate reached with the CUP party. He also recognises the fragility of the Junts Pel Sí parliamentary group, while stating that he is very “proud to preside over an independence coalition with a parliamentary majority in Catalonia for the first time in history.”

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