Spain is heading to the polls to elect a new government. Two new parties look set to change the country's political landscape. The far-left Podemos and the center-right Ciudadanos are both expected to do well.
After the latest Spanish deadline for the Catalans expired, the office of Spain's prime minister is scheduling an "extraordinary meeting" to consider invoking Article 155. Madrid said this would "restore legality."
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said Catalonia should declare independence, but only after talks with Spain. Madrid has fired back, saying the "tacit" declaration was "unacceptable."
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wants Catalan leaders to spell out whether independence has been declared, implying that he would limit the region's autonomy if that is the case. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has told the regional parliament that Catalonia should declare independence, but suspend the effects of the referendum to facilitate dialogue with Madrid.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version