News of the day

1 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

News of the day

Spain’s former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Wednesday he “deplored” police violence during an illegal independence referendum in Catalonia, but blamed it on separatist leaders as he testified at their trial. Rajoy governed Spain from 2011 until he was ousted in June last year by a no-confidence vote over a corruption trial that hit his conservative Popular Party (PP). He was in power when Catalonia’s executive tried to secede in 2017.


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