“The Parliament of Catalonia voted for independence from Spain

In response, the Spanish government intends to limit the autonomy of the region


– Deputies of the Parliament of Catalonia voted for independence from Spain, said Friday the website of the newspaper El Pais.

The vote was secret. For the announcement of the independence of Catalonia voted 70 members of Parliament, 10 against and two Blanca was empty.

Before the vote, the Parliament building left the Catalan opposition. The socialist party of Catalonia and the members of the party “Citizens” previously announced that they will boycott the vote. Also in the vote was attended by members of the ruling Spanish people’s party.

Near the regional Parliament gathered supporters of independence of Catalonia, they welcome the decision of the Parliament.

The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, for his part, has urged citizens to remain calm. In the tweet he promised that “the rule of law will restore legality in Catalonia”. Rajoy called an emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

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October 1, Catalonia held a referendum on independence, which were actually broken by law enforcement authorities in Spain and was accompanied by mass unrest, which led to numerous victims. However, about 90% of the referendum participants voted for independence from Spain. The constitutional court of Spain, declared the vote unconstitutional.

The Spanish government at an extraordinary meeting on 21 October adopted a decision on the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in respect Catalonia. In accordance with this article all the autonomy can be removed from power and authority in this Autonomous community of Spain will carry out a representative appointed by Madrid, and then in Catalonia must pass early parliamentary elections.

The head of the Generalitat de Catalunya Carles Pujdeme stated that the application from the Madrid 155 of the second article of the Spanish Constitution is illegal and offensive action. He refused to carry out the autonomy of early elections.

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