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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rules out calling national election

’s Prime Minister attends a press conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday ruled out calling a national election after Catalan separatists won a regional vote, thwarting his bid to resolve the country’s biggest political crisis in decades.
Rajoy had gambled on unionist parties taking control of Catalonia’s regional government, which he sacked in October for illegally pursuing independence from Spain.
Rajoy, speaking at a conference, said he would make an effort to hold talks with the new Catalan government.
However, he did not clarify whether he would be willing to meet deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who is in self-imposed exile in Brussels and whose party retained its position as the largest separatist force.
Europe, General News, InfoNews, International News, International Politics, Mariano Rajoy, News, Politics, Society, Spain, Spotlight, World News

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rules out calling national election

’s Prime Minister attends a press conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday ruled out calling a national election after Catalan separatists won a regional vote, thwarting his bid to resolve the country’s biggest political crisis in decades.
Rajoy had gambled on unionist parties taking control of Catalonia’s regional government, which he sacked in October for illegally pursuing independence from Spain.
Rajoy, speaking at a conference, said he would make an effort to hold talks with the new Catalan government.
However, he did not clarify whether he would be willing to meet deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who is in self-imposed exile in Brussels and whose party retained its position as the largest separatist force.