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Spain : Madrid suspends the catalan government and called for elections

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L e head of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, has asked that Saturday, October 21 at the senate to suspend the catalan government to call new elections to prevent the secession of Catalonia.

The head of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, has asked that Saturday, October 21 at the Senate to impeach the catalan government of Carles Puigdemont, in order to convoke new elections to prevent the secession of Catalonia. The government is separatist of Catalonia has not left Madrid other choice, said Mr. Rajoy, whose party has the absolute majority in the Senate, after an extraordinary council of ministers.

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Citing an article ever yet used in the Constitution, the conservative leader asked the Senate to entrust him with the faculty to dissolve the catalan parliament, in order to “convene elections within a maximum period of six months”. Mr. Rajoy is also a demand that the catalan government chaired by Carles Puigdemont be removed from office, that will be exercised “in principle by the ministries (national) as long as it lasts, this situation is exceptional”.

Carles Puigdemont’s threat to proclaim formally the independence of Catalonia, a region as big as Belgium, which represents 19% of the Spanish GDP. It is based on a self-determination referendum that he organized on the 1st of October in defying the ban of the justice and where, according to him, 43% of Catalans have voted 90% for independence.

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