Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont during an interview on the sideline of the International film festival and forum of the human rights (FIFDH) on March 18, 2018 in Geneva. Puigdemont said in an interview that he should have declared independence earlier, as delaying the call in hopes of starting dialogue with Madrid proved futile. Photo: AFP

Former Catalan president said he should have declared independence from Spain earlier

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Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont during an interview on the sideline of the International film festival and forum of the human rights (FIFDH) on March 18, 2018 in Geneva. Puigdemont said in an interview that he should have declared independence earlier, as delaying the call in hopes of starting dialogue with Madrid proved futile. Photo: AFP
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