The second defeat of 155

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The first defeat of the bloc of parties that supported the application of article 155 was the autonomic elections of December 21st, convened by Mariano Rajoy. That day, after an unprecedented judicial and political offensive, the independentists revalidated their absolute majority. The second defeat took place during today’s plenary session held to constitute the parliament and elect a speaker, during which the independence majority made itself known, again.

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We are not a concession

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By Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira “The strategy to generalize a system of autonomies throughout the State had a clear objective: reduce, dilute and neutralize the national influence of Catalonia as a political … Read More

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Roger Torrent elected new Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, on strength of pro-independence votes

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The leader of the Republican Leftist party (ERC) takes over from Carme Forcadell thanks to the 65 votes of Together for Catalonia (JxC), ERC and the CUP, including the delegated votes of Junqueras, Forn and Sànchez. Josep Costa and José María Espejo-Saavedra take on the vice presidencies of the chamber after Ciutadans and the Partido Popular expressed displeasure at prisoners being allowed to delegate votes.

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