Catalonia's Parliament declares independence from Spain [Photos]

Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved parliament in one of the most momentous days in Spanish

FP Staff October 28, 2017 14:05:59 IST
Catalonia's Parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government. Reuters
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Catalonia's Parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government. Reuters
The motion passed in the regional Parliament in Barcelona — which was boycotted by opposition parties — said Catalonia constituted an independent, sovereign and social democratic state. Reuters
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The motion passed in the regional Parliament in Barcelona — which was boycotted by opposition parties — said Catalonia constituted an independent, sovereign and social democratic state. Reuters
Hours after Catalonia's secession move, the Spanish senate granted the government special constitutional powers to stop the wealthy region's move to independence. Reuters
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Hours after Catalonia's secession move, the Spanish senate granted the government special constitutional powers to stop the wealthy region's move to independence. Reuters
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy's government then called for an urgent cabinet meeting on Friday after which Rajoy emerged to announce the early election on 21 December. Reuters
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Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy's government then called for an urgent cabinet meeting on Friday after which Rajoy emerged to announce the early election on 21 December. Reuters
Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved its Parliament. Reuters
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Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved its Parliament. Reuters
Spain's Constitutional Court said the secession bid was illegal, and after Friday's independence vote, Rajoy said it was a move that "not only goes against the law but is a criminal act." Reuters
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Spain's Constitutional Court said the secession bid was illegal, and after Friday's independence vote, Rajoy said it was a move that "not only goes against the law but is a criminal act." Reuters