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The snap election called by Prime Minister Rajoy leaves an even bigger polarisation in Catalonia. Evangelical leaders call believers to become peacemakers.
Catalan President Puigdemont and his government will be dismissed with the application of article 155 of the Spanish constitution. An uncertain scenario opens after the hopes for dialogue evaporate.
Prime Minister Rajoy has asked Catalan President Puigdemont to confirm whether or not he has declared independence. It is the first step towards suspending Catatonia’s autonomy.
Catalan President speaks of declaring independence in the “next few days”. Evangelicals call politicians to “deactivate the conflict with honest and sincere dialogue”.
Riot police used violence to prevent the vote from happening in Barcelona and other cities. Catalan President Puigdemont asks “Europe to get involved” and says he could declare unilateral independence in the next few days.
Tens of thousands protest in Barcelona while police raids Catalan government offices to stop unauthorised independence referendum. “As Spanish Evangelical Alliance, we are worried and feel pain seeing the crisis in Catalonia”.
The PM gets one third of the votes and widens the distance with the Leftist parties. Agreement with other parties is still needed to end the half-year long political deadblock.
Emergent parties Podemos (left) and Ciudadanos (centre-right) get one in three votes. No clear government for the first time in democracy.