Week 25-29 October

  • 24 October. Spanish government says article 155 will be applied regardless of whether Puigdemont calls elections before or not.

  • 27 October. In simultaneous sessions, Catalan parliament votes to declare independence while Spanish senate votes on application of art. 155, which is supported by Popular Party, Socialist Party and Ciudadanos. Podemos and the Catalan and Basque parties oppose it. Rajoy calls Catalan elections to be held on 21 December

  • 29 October. Spanish pro-unity rally gathers 300,000 in Barcelona.

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