Caganer Puigdemont

Caganer Puigdemont

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The "caganer" is a typical Catalan figure of the nativity scenes traditionally represented as a farmer with a typical Catalan hat. With their feaces, these farmers fertilized the soil for the following year.This figure symbolizes luck and joy. In fact, for many celebrities, it has become an honour to have their own "caganer" figure.

Size:12 x 5.5 cm

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Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó (29 December 1962) is a politician from Catalonia, who became the President of the Government of Catalonia on 12 January 2016. His current status is a matter of dispute following Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Spain on 27 October 2017. Puigdemont did not recognise his removal from office, stating that he will "work to build a free country" and asked Catalans to "democratically oppose" the enforcement of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978. On 30 October, it transpired that Puigdemont and part of his sacked government had fled to Belgium in a move to avoid action from the Spanish judiciary,as the Spanish Attorney General José Manuel Maza announced a criminal complaint against them for rebellion, sedition and embezzlement.

Born in Amer, Girona, his early career focused on journalism in various local newspapers. He later became director of the Catalan News Agency, as well as the weekly Catalonia Today. A supporter of Convergence and Union (CiU) from 1983 to 2016, he began his political career in 2006, when he was chosen deputy to the Parliament by CiU. In 2011, he was elected mayor of Girona, where he lived for years, after winning the municipal elections held the same year.[6] Four years later he became the new president of the Association of Municipalities for Independence.

On 10 January 2016, he was elected the 130th President of the Generalitat of Catalonia by the Parliament of Catalonia. This followed an agreement carried out the day before between Together for Yes and the CUP, in which it was announced that he would replace Artur Mas as president of the Generalitat in exchange for a guarantee of parliamentary stability for his Government. On 14 January he presented his new Government.

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