SOT, Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain: «The person who I must talk with is the winner of the elections: Mrs [Ines] Arrimadas.» Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would first speak to Ciutadans leader Ines Arrimadas about forming a regional government in Catalonia, at a press conference in Madrid on Friday. «The person who I must talk with is the winner of the elections: Mrs [Ines... Еще] Arrimadas», he said. The Spanish Prime Minister opened a path for negotiation, but has already ruled out recognising a second unilateral declaration of independence. Rajoy's conservative Popular Party had its worst ever result in Catalonia, winning only 3 seats. In a record turnout pro-Unity Ciutadans became the largest party in the new parliament. However, pro-independence parties Junts per Catalunya, Esquerra Republicana and Popular Unity Candidacy have secured an absolute majority and could form a coalition. Regional elections were called by the Spanish government after it brought Catalonia under direct rule by triggering Article 155 of the constitution. That move was in response to a unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament based on the results of the disputed independence referendum of October 1.