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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Madrid Intends Forced Catalonia Elections in January
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Reuters reported it. Opposition Spanish Socialist Workers' Party leadership backs PM Rajoy's plan to revoke Catalan autonomy, imposing Madrid rule – wanting regime-controlled puppet governance replacing regional democracy.
He intends holding so-called January "elections," regime-friendly candidates alone likely permitted to run, Catalonia's sitting government to be replaced, the overwhelming majority will of its people ignored.
On Saturday, Rajoy will convene a special cabinet meeting, beginning the process of suspending Catalan autonomy. President Puigdemont said he'll ask parliament to declare independence if things proceed this way.
Imposing direct rule on the region can happen by end of next week, according to a regime spokesperson.
Spain's upper house Senate must first form a committee to
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