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Catalonia Declares Independence from Spain

Published on October 28, 2017
The parliament of Catalonia has declared independence from Spain.

Catalonia Declares Independence from Spain

  • The decision was made during a secret vote in Barcelona 
  • 70 voted in favour, 10 voted against, while two cast blank ballots. 
  • Now the Spanish government will depose the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and his cabinet.
  • Madrid is allowed to directly administer the region. 
  • Catalonia was is a region in the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula. 
  • Its constitutional status is the subject of a dispute between the Kingdom of Spain, which views it as an autonomous community within Spain, and the Generalitat de Catalunya, which views it as an independent republic following a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain on October 27, 2017.

About Spain

  • King: Felipe VI
  • Prime Minister: Mariano Rajoy
  • President of the Senate: Pío García-Escudero
  • President of the Congress of Deputies: Ana Pastor Julián
  • Capital: Madrid
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