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Catalonia regional elections 21D 2017

Las elecciones al Parlamento de Cataluña
Eleccions catalanes del 21D. 

Event date: Thursday 21st December 2017
Event location: Catalonia, Spain

Regional elections to the Catalan parliament. In 2015 elections the pro-independence parties united into a voting bloc called 'Junts pel sí' (Together for Yes) comprising two political parties – the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CDC) and Catalan Republican Left (ERC) They won a slim majority and started a process which ended in a unilateral declaration of independence for the region of Catalonia. The DUI declaration was suspended by the Spanish goverment by invoking article 155 of the Spanish constitution and new regional elections will take place  21st December 2017 by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The ex-president of catalonia is in self-imposed exile in Belgium and other members of the former regional government are in prison charged with sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. 

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