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Spain's PM and Socialist Workers' Party candidate Sanchez holds a campaign closing rally in Valencia

Spanish election exit polls suggest massive voter turnout for socialist win, but the far-right also scored a major victory

The country's socialist PSOE party is projected to win the most seats in Spanish parliament, but the advancement of the far-right Vox party is historic in nature.
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in Brussels in January 2018.

Spain has told Catalonia’s ousted president he isn’t allowed to rule the region via Skype

Carles Puigdemont went into self-imposed exile in Brussels after the autonomous region declared independence from Spain last year.
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on "The Alex Salmond Show."

Catalonia’s deposed president said a mysterious force is ‘calling me’ to pursue independence in a bizarre interview on Russian state...

Carles Puigdemont appeared on RT-backed "The Alex Salmond Show" with the former Scottish First Minister.
Pro-independence supporters wave the Catalan flag in Barcelona.

Spain’s top court has officially cancelled Catalonia’s declaration of independence

Spain's Constitutional Court gave a ruling on the declaration on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Reuters news agency.
Carles Puigdemont.

An international arrest warrant has been filed for Catalonia’s leader

Spain has jailed eight Catalan ministers, and Carles Puigdemont's lawyer says an arrest warrant has been issued.
Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

Catalonia’s deposed president just refused to go to court to face rebellion charges

Carles Puigdemont was summoned to a Spanish court to face potential charges over Catalonia's contested independence referendum.
Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont arrives for a press conference in Brussels.

Catalonia’s deposed president is going to try to run the region from Brussels

Carles Puigdemont said he had to "highlight the Catalan problem in the heart of Europe."
Catalonian separatists celebrate Friday's declaration of independence.

14 Catalan leaders are being charged with rebellion for declaring independence from Spain

Catalonia declared independence from Spain on Friday after organising a contested independence referendum.
A crowd of protesters gather outside the Catalan region's economy ministry after junior economy minister Josep Maria Jove was arrested by Spanish police during a raid on several government offices, in Barcelona, Spain, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A Catalan politician posted a defiant picture of himself at his desk after being sacked by Spain

Spain sacked the entire Catalan government after the autonomous region declared independence last Friday.
Pro unity demonstrators wave Spanish and Catalan flags during a protest after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017.

Catalonia crisis: Sacked Catalan leader is ‘welcome’ to stand in a new election

'I'm quite sure that if Puigdemont takes part in these elections, he can exercise this democratic opposition,' said a government spokesperson.