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Sànchez can't leave jail to lead Catalans

  • The Catalan parliament had agreed to debate Sànchez's candidacy in an effort to end the current political stalemate

The Supreme Court has said that Catalan separatist and civic leader, Jordi Sànchez, is unable to leave jail to attend an investiture debate, planned for Friday (today), as candidate to be new president of Catalonia. The Catalan parliament had agreed to debate Sànchez's candidacy in an effort to end the current political stalemate. Meanwhile Carles Puigdemont, the original candidate, continues in Germany, waiting to see if he will be extradited to face an embezzlement charge after a German court refused Spain's request to extradite him for rebellion last week.