No snap poll, says Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

Barcelona, Spain – Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has decided against calling for elections, in a move aimed at blocking Madrid’s attempts to enact Article 155, allowing it to impose direct rule over the region. In a televised address, Puigdemont on Thursday said he had “tried to obtain the guarantees to make convoke elections but they have…