The president of Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, will finally appear this afternoon, at 17 hours, in Palau de la Generalitat with question of wher he will announce holding of elections. The president's statement will thus close a day of continuous oscillations in which all kinds of hyposes have circulated, although it finally seemed to impose idea that declaration of independence would be waived and would call for elections.Learn More
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At first, president was scheduled to appear at 1.30 p.m., which he n postponed until 14.30 to make an institutional statement at Palau de la Generalitat. Finally, when it was a few minutes before that time, suspension of appearance was announced. From re, all kinds of speculations have begun to circulate and delay of emergence of Puigdemont has been linked to a negotiation with government to withdraw application of article 155 of Constitution.
The announcement of declaration of Puigdmont has obliged to postpone one hour plenary planned for 17 hours of this afternoon, which has not yet been discalled yet by president of Parlament, Carme Forcadell. The Catalan president has communicated his decision to convene elections this morning to leaders of parliamentary group of Junts Pel Yes after a tense meeting held in Palau de la Generalitat and all made think that when he did so officially was He would call off plenary, but none of two things have finally happened.
After marathon session this Wednesday that ended about two in morning, after seven hours and without agreement, this morning talks have resumed. From 10 hours Puigdemont has gared his entire government to probe his final position between Declaration of independence or call for elections. Later y have continued meetings with leaders of Junts Pel yes.
"It has been a progressive pulse in which scene of elections has been imposed in end," explains sources of negotiation. Finally, Puigdemont has adopted a decision and has communicated it to its parliamentary group, explains sources of Junts Pel yes.
During last 24 hours, and on verge of Senate approving implementation of 155, president wanted to analyze situation at a time when re were all kinds of messages crossed within independence among supporters of unilateral declaration of Independence and those who want to slow it down.
Sectors of weight within PDeCAT, including former president of Catalonia Artur Mas, according to sources consulted, suggested this election call to avoid intervention of autonomy, option well seen by some Democrat councillor, as Santi Vila. Also some ERC voices, such as Meritxell Serret, exposed ir doubts about effectiveness of a unilateral declaration of independence.The Catalan Independence challenge
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