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The Catalan president in exile, Carles Puigdemont, has posted a tweet this Tuesday referencing a number of recent headlines in Spain: "Spain has changed its facade, not the deep state: in a few days they've condemned the king's brother-in-law, the Valencian PP and the Spanish Data Protection Agency, a referendum on the monarchy has been called for and La Liga's spying app and more details of the state's cesspit have been discovered. And they cover it all up by abusing Catalonia."

The underlying context is the ousting of prime minister Mariano Rajoy (PP) earlier this month, to be replaced by Pedro Sánchez (PSOE). Among the stories he explicitly mentions are the king's brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, facing prison in a corruption scandal, the Valencia branch of the PP party being found to have funded itself "in such an irregular way it was criminal" in a second verdict relating to the Gürtel scandal and the Spanish Data Protection Agency being condemned by a court for not having investigated the leaking of personal details of pro-independence Catalan judges.

He also refers to the Parliament of Navarre passing a bill calling for a binding referendum on the Spanish monarch, the official La Liga app wanting permission to access users' mobile phones' microphones and location to detect illegal screening of matches.