The Catalan question: Soraya Saenz de Santamaria led the rebellious region of Spain

The Catalan question: Soraya Saenz de Santamaria led the rebellious region of Spain

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has delegated authority to the head of Catalonia to his Deputy, a 46-year-old Soraya Saenz de Santamaría. This is not the first crisis in politics: in 2014, she was engaged in the Ebola outbreak in Spain and in 2015 the crash Germanwings.

Last October 1, 2017, a referendum on Catalan independence over outright confrontation of the government of autonomy, headed by Carles buchtemann and the Central government headed by the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

October events spawned as a wave of indignation caused by the conditions of the referendum — which, according to the decision of the Spanish constitutional court, illegal, and a flurry of accusations related to the use of Central government power in the face of members of the national police of Spain and guard (affected more than 840 people). Last for the actions of the police apologized, but continues to insist on the illegality of the last vote.

The referendum was followed by a demonstration for the unity of the country throughout Spain. Did not recognize the separation of Catalonia, many countries — including the US, Mexico and EU member States. The crisis has already led to flight of business from Catalonia: for example, La Caixa, one of Spain’s largest financial institutions, in early October announced the transfer of the headquarters from Barcelona to Mallorca.

The end of autonomy

On Friday 27 October, the conflict entered a new phase: the Parliament of Catalonia has approved a Declaration of secession from Spain in response to what the government has deprived the region of autonomy, announced the dissolution of its Parliament and called new elections at the end of December — while Madrid said that the supporters of the Department, including Carles Pokdemon will be able to take part in them. Mariano Rajoy has delegated the position of head of the government of Catalonia to first Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria. Lucdeme, in turn, on Saturday urged political supporters to be peaceful opposition to the Spanish authorities.