Rajoy called on Catalans to vote in early elections

The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, during his first visit to Catalonia after the introduction of direct rule in the region urged the Catalans to take an active part in the elections on December 21. About it reports «Voice of America».

According to Rajoy, Madrid intends to «return to Catalonia» in a democratic way.

«We want to return to Catalonia, which belongs to all of us, democracy and freedom. We will achieve this, if the silent majority will turn your voice into a vote,» he said on 12 November.

On this day the first time Rajoy has visited Catalonia for having a referendum on independence.

The government of Catalonia declared that October 1 is the referendum, the secession of the region from Spain supported 90,18% of participants of plebiscite. Voter turnout was 43%. In clashes with security forces who blocked part of polling stations were affected 893 people.

On 27 October, the Catalan Parliament adopted a resolution which declares independence from Spain.

28 Oct Madrid deprived Catalonia autonomy and took responsibility for the management of the region. The head of Catalonia, the Spanish authorities appointed the Deputy Chairman of the government of the country Saens Soraya de Santamaría.




Rajoy called on Catalans to vote in early elections 13.11.2017

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