Spain: Vice-president of Catalonia refuses regional elections

Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras rejected the call for new regional elections during an interview with Catalunya Radio in Barcelona on Friday. In response to a question on regional elections, Junqueras explained that the Catalan government had already set two mandates. Firstly, with the last Catalan regional election on 27th September 2015, and then with the independence referendum on 1st... Еще October 2017. Junqueras said he considered regional elections as «not the best way to progress,» as they would distract from the implementation of these two mandates. The Spanish government has secured the support of opposition parties to dissolve the Catalan parliament. They are now calling to convene regional elections in January, in an effort to dissipate the Catalan government's independence aspirations.

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