The former president of the Generalitat Jordi Pujol has been admitted to the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona for a mild neurological condition from which he is already recovering, according to sources close to the family.
Pujol was initially admitted to the Barcelona Hospital to be subsequently referred to Sant Pau. According to the sources consulted, it is expected that he will be discharged this Tuesday.
Pujol is 92 years old, and last Saturday he gave an interview on Catalunya Ràdio, in which he was, as on other occasions, concerned about his legacy: "I have done things well done and others that do not leave me satisfied," said the former president Catalan who governed the Generalitat between 1980 and 2003.
Pujol completely abandoned political life in 2014 after acknowledging that he had hidden part of an inheritance for 34 years in Andorra, the origin of which is being investigated by justice; In addition, his children have been involved in cases of alleged corruption.
Precisely in the same interview granted to the program El suplement on the occasion of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the former president spoke about his family. Recalling that Elizabeth II had "some problem with the family", he pointed out that this also happened to him, although he indicated that it was a "different" matter. The former president of the Generalitat said that he was "a Catalan patriot" and, among other things, thought that "it was good to have children."
"It has been - he added - an act of optimism for me and my wife, it is an act of optimism, of faith, in one's own country, in oneself, in Catalonia", although he was sympathetic to those who decide to have only one child " Because it's very difficult".
On the current political situation, the former president of the Generalitat considered that Catalonia "is experiencing a moment of important crisis" but he believed that it is "a country that has things to offer, to say and to defend", of which to feel proud.