The Catalan vice-president, Pere Aragonès, has today travelled to Waterloo to meet the president in exile, Carles Puigdemont. Aragonès himself revealed the meeting in a tweet with a photo of them both, saying they had "been able to analyse together the political situation and we've agreed to continue working together". It's the first time that Aragonès, from ERC, has met with Puigdemont since he went into exile.
In another tweet, the vice-president said that he'd also met with the exiled ministers Toni Comín, Meritxell Serret and Lluís Puig to "share analysis and strategical reflections". He added that he had passed on the support of the Catalan people for the prisoners and exiles.
També hem pogut trobar-nos amb @MeritxellSerret @toni_comin i @PuigGordi per compartir anàlisi i reflexions estratègiques. Hem fet arribar a tots ells les abraçades de l’onada solidària amb presos i exiliats des de Catalunya.— Pere Aragonès (@perearagones) 14 de novembre de 2018
President Puigdemont has also met today with the organisation Poble Lliure (Free People), linked to CUP. A delegation formed by Mireia Caldés and Guillem Fuster will meet with Puigdemont and Toni Comín to discuss the Council for the Republic.
The meetings come the day after Puigdemont raised the possibility, in an interview with Catalunya Ràdio, of standing for next year's European election as the second name on a candidacy headed by his vice-president Oriol Junqueras (ERC). For their part, Junqueras and Aragonès' party has avoided taking a public position on the suggestion.