Removed by Spanish authorities, the head of the Catalan government, Carles Pujdeme commented on the results of the early parliamentary elections that took place yesterday in Catalonia. He appealed to his supporters, being in Belgium, reports AFP.

“This is the result, which nobody can dispute. I think we’ve earned the right to be heard”, he said.

Putteman said that the result of yesterday’s vote is “a slap in the face” to the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, who called early elections after the removal of the part of the politicians Generalitat in connection with the illegal referendum on independence for the region.

“The time has come not only (Prime Minister Mariano) Rajoy, but to many other people to take note. So, tomorrow, when will begin the work of the Ministry, article 155 should be abolished, prisoners should be released, we need to go back,” said Putteman at a press conference, says the Russian propaganda online RIA Novosti.

Topic of the day: Why Catalonia is seeking independence

Earlier it was reported that, according to the calculations of the CEC 97.5% of the votes in the parliamentary elections in Catalonia, which took place on 21 December, the majority of the votes received by the party advocating for the secession of the region from Spain. Three separatist political forces together get 70 seats in the 135-seat regional Parliament, and can demand the right to form the government.

October 1, 2017 in Catalonia was the so-called referendum on independence. In defiance of Madrid not without clashes with police the vote was held. On the illegal referendum with a turnout of 42.3% for the independence of the region spoke 90,18%.

27 Oct for secession from Spain voted by the regional Parliament, and the next day Madrid deprived Catalonia autonomy and took control of the regional government.

Read analyst: Defiant Catalonia: what will turn the Declaration of independence

“Slap in the face to the Prime Minister of Spain”: Putteman on elections in Catalonia 22.12.2017

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