Fuss in Catalonia to possible elections
That leads to much commotion in Catalonia, where proponents of independence ferociously respond to the rumors.
A statement to 13.30 hours Puigdemont would initially, but that fell through. The Catalan region Government let know later that the scheduled speech of the job. A reason is not mentioned. The Catalan leader speaks later expected to Parliament.
If unsubscribe, then the elections indeed Puigdemont Spanish Government prepared for the time being, refrain from taking over the administration of the autonomous region. That said sources within ruling party Partido Popular at least against the newspaper La Vanguardia.
In Catalonia is divided on the conflict between the regional government in Barcelona and the Central Government in Madrid. The Catalan political party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) according to a source from the regional government if Puigdemont decides elections.
Also the separatist CUP-party turned against early elections. "So far proponents of independence had one problem: the Spanish State. If elections are declared, they have two ", wrote the Party on Twitter.
Hundreds of people took to the streets in Barcelona because of the rumors. "Puigdemont is a traitor", chanted demonstrators outside the headquarters of the regional government. They waved with Catalan flags.
As an early balloting would like to announce Puigdemont, calls time. The Spanish Senate vote probably Friday on a package of measures against the Catalan regional Executive Board. The Catalan leader can then lose all his powers.
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced last week the Government of the autonomous region to want to lay off. Madrid also wants new regional elections.