The Spanish government took the first step to seize power in Catalonia. About it reports Reuters.
The government, Mariano Rajoy, sent to Barcelona request: in Madrid want to know, whether declared the province’s independence. “The answer is the Catalan leader will determine future events in the coming days,” he explained.
Receive a response to the formal question — the first step to harnessing article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which will abolish the Autonomous status of Catalonia and go to the direct governance of the province.
Tuesday, 10 October, the head of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme called on the Parliament of the province to allow for talks with Madrid. “The referendum results are a mandate of the people to ensure that Catalonia became an independent state in the form of Republic. Propose to Parliament to suspend the adoption of the Declaration of independence, to preserve the possibility for future dialogue,” he said.
Later Pujdeme and policies that support the independence of Catalonia, signed the appropriate Declaration. “We call upon all States and international organizations to recognize the Catalan Republic as an independent and sovereign state. We urge the Catalan government to take the necessary measures to ensure the full effectiveness of the Declaration of independence and of the measures contained in the law on the transition period, establishing the Republic”, — the document says.
A plebiscite on Catalan independence was held on 1 October. More than 90 percent of those who voted for secession of the region from Spain. The Central government tried to prevent the referendum, including power methods. Suffered 893 people. Madrid of the will recognizes and considers his results null and void.