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Thursday, December 19 is a decisive date for independence. That day the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), based in Luxembourg, must issue a ruling on the immunity of Oriol Junqueras as a MEP, answering the question referred for a preliminary ruling that the Supreme Court sent them during the 1-O trial.
If the European justice endorses the ERC leader, a seismic movement of uncertain consequences will be unleashed that may favor Carles Puigdemont's rebound. "It is a diabolical scenario for Spain," says an independentist, who would worsen with the entry of the former president of the Generalitat of Catalonia in Spain.
For now, according to several independentist sources, Puigdemont and his circle of confidence are studying as a previous step to settle in the French town of Perpignan , the capital of the "Northern Catalonia" for Catalan nationalists. A gesture of a great symbolic burden and which is already counted in separatist circles.
The legal team of the escape to Waterloo , with lawyer Gonzalo Boye in the lead, considers that immunity likely and already plans the strategy to follow so that the leader of Junts per Catalunya ( JxCat ), as Boye has pointed out in an article in El Nacional .cat , start 2020 "with a favorable legal reality that allows to return the conflict between Catalonia and the State to the area from which the politician should never have left."
Thus, Puigdemont and its surroundings finalize a new political phase that dynamite the possible investiture pact of Pedro Sánchez, United Podemos and ERC, in addition to provoking an electoral advance in Catalonia so that the former president of the Generalitat returns as a candidate with the applause of the unredeemed separatism, today majority.
Puigdemont can be a candidate for the presidency of the Generalitat keeping his MEP act, which would preserve immunity, and once elected Catalan deputy decide which act he waives.
Return the "155 coins"
At the meeting this Monday in the Belgian town, Puigdemont transferred the leaders of JxCat and the PDECAT there present their firm will to head the nationalist candidacy, being more than likely the disqualification of Quim Torra for disobedience.
His candidacy would be the way to avenge the "155 silver coins", when ERC pressured him in October 2017 to not call elections and take the unilateral declaration of independence to the Catalan Parliament.
Among the movements that study Puigdemont and his circle of confidence is that of leaving the Waterloo mansion, where the separatist leader feels increasingly disconnected from the day-to-day life of the political battle in Catalonia and runs the risk of forming an alternative against him in the divided postconvergent space.
Perpignan, where the Council for the Republic - that sort of shadow government independence - opened a delegation last November, is today one of the places with more options. In fact, Puigdemont already threatened to move to the French municipality in July 2018, when he was invited to participate in a discussion with the director of TV3, Vicent Sanchis , and the independence activist Jordi Borràs , on the media approach to the 1-O process . The fear of being seized by the French police caused him not to move from Belgium.
However, those days left a phrase that now becomes important: "It may take 20 years to step on Spanish soil, but I am sure that I will not take 20 years to step on Catalan soil."
With the immunity of the CJEU, Puigdemont can step on Spanish soil again. "Everything will depend on how brave it is," says an independentist leader, who recalls that at first the JxCat leader can be arrested by the State Security Forces, following the order of the Supreme Court, but hours later he must be put released to comply with the CJEU ruling on his immunity.
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