Victory for separatists in Catalonian elections

The ex-Catalan leader claims the result of yesterday’s regional election is a victory for those wanting independence.

Carles Puigdemont described it as a defeat for the Spanish state.

Leaders in Madrid dissolved the regional government two months ago after an independence referendum which was deemed illegal.

Mr Puigdemont has been in self-imposed exile in Brussels since then.

He spoke at time about his decision to leave Spain: