Mr. Puigdemont, former regional resident of Catalonia, will stay in Belgium. He is pleeding for a dialogue with the Spanish government under international mediation. The Spanish prime minister Mr. Rajoy declared that Spain will respect any court decision concerning Mr. Puigdemont. The president of the Catalan Parliament, Roger Torrent, has proposed Jordi Sanchez as Catalan prime minister. But Mr. Sanchez is actually in prison.