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Carles Puigdemont went into self-imposed exile in Brussels after the autonomous region declared independence from Spain last year.
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Carles Puigdemont appeared on RT-backed "The Alex Salmond Show" with the former Scottish First Minister.
Spain's Constitutional Court gave a ruling on the declaration on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Reuters news agency.
Spain has jailed eight Catalan ministers, and Carles Puigdemont's lawyer says an arrest warrant has been issued.
Carles Puigdemont was summoned to a Spanish court to face potential charges over Catalonia's contested independence referendum.
Carles Puigdemont said he had to "highlight the Catalan problem in the heart of Europe."
Catalonia declared independence from Spain on Friday after organising a contested independence referendum.
Spain sacked the entire Catalan government after the autonomous region declared independence last Friday.
'I'm quite sure that if Puigdemont takes part in these elections, he can exercise this democratic opposition,' said a government spokesperson.
Hours later, the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy announced he fired the entire Catalan government.