“The Vice-Prime Minister of Spain took the lead in Catalonia

In response to the Declaration of independence Madrid dismissed on the eve of the Catalan Parliament

The flags of Spain and Catalonia in Barcelonetta: Reuters

– The Spanish authorities issued Saturday a decree of the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, in which Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria takes control of Catalonia, the website of newspaper El Pais.

In has confirmed the removal from power of the government of the autonomy, most of the features which will undertake de Santamaria.

Earlier it was reported that the government announced that the interior Minister of Spain Juan Ignacio Zoido now directs the forces of the Catalan police.

Such measures, the Spanish authorities are taking in response to the decision of the Catalan Parliament to declare independence. On Friday evening, Rajoy has sent in the resignation of the government (Executive power) Catalonia, dissolved the Parliament and announced later this year early parliamentary elections in the autonomy.

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.

On the eve of the deputies of the Parliament of Catalonia voted for independence from Spain.

Protests in Каталонии7 photos

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