MEPs vote to lift immunity for Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont

MEPs vote to lift immunity for Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont
Carles Puigdemont (Jean-Francois Badias/AP)

The European Parliament has voted to lift the immunity of the former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, in a move that could pave the way for his extradition.

A decision on two of his associates was expected later.

In the decision, 400 legislators voted for the waiver of immunity, 248 were against it and 45 abstained.

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