"If Spain wants to win this fight in the long term and prevents Catalonia from leaving one day, it should draft a serious plan for strengthening the state".
But Puigdemont fled to Belgium after October's referendum and subsequent declaration of independence and faces arrest the moment he steps foot back on Spanish soil, raising doubts about his ability to ever hold any office again.
"More than two million people are in favour of Catalonia's independence", Puigdemont said, referring to the election results. "It is impossible to find solutions without dialogue".
Rajoy called the snap election after Puigdemont and his followers declared Catalonia's independence in October following a referendum that was deemed illegal by Spanish authorities.
Instead, his own party performed miserably, and the result raises the question of a return to power for Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president he had deposed. Madrid Government forced the elections in the rogue region by enforcing the Constitution Article 155 but didn't manage to stop the separatist parties from continuing to rule in Barcelona.
Center-right party Ciudadanos (Citizens) candidates and party members celebrate their polls results in the Catalan regional election in Barcelona on December 21, 2017.
Acknowledging that unionist parties failed to win a majority Thursday, Rajoy said the results also underscored the region's diversity.
But asked about Mr Puigdemont's request, he responded: "The person I need to meet is Mrs Arrimadas, who is the one who has won the election".
Christmas Day Mass at St. Charles Church members and the choir sang Christmas carols and hymns as part of Christmas Eve celebrations from 11 pm. The countrywide political leaders also facilitated the Christian community on the Christmas occasion .
The centre-right anti-independence party was the night's single biggest victor - taking 37 seats in the region's snap election.
Catalonia's separatist parties won 70 of the 135 seats, compared with 72 last time, with Puigdemont's Junts Per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) retaining its position as the largest separatist force. Two other pro-independence parties made up the dominant bloc: the left-wing republican ERC party, which collected 32 seats, and the radical, anti-capitalist CUP, which has four seats.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won't move an inch when it comes to Catalonia.
The prime minister may speak in the afternoon after a meeting of his party, which saw its number of seats in the Catalan parliament slashed from 11 to just three.
Rajoy is weakened; the secessionists kept a majority, but it was reduced and they may have difficulty forming a government; and support for the unionist Ciudadanos has surged, but not enough to catapult them into power. However, past squabbles between them suggest it won't be easy.
Madrid's direct rule over Catalonia is due to expire when a new Catalan government is formed. "As there's a lack of stability here, people who were investing here are going to other cities and other regions", said Rafael Prisco, commercial director in a real estate agent in central Barcelona that deals mostly with foreign clients.
A reminder of their potential legal woes came when a judge investigating them for leading an illegal independence push in October announced he is widening the rebellion and sedition probe to six more Catalan politicians.
"The EU complained that not everyone voted in the referendum [on 1 October] but now everyone has had a chance to vote, we have had a record turnout, so it is only fair that they listen to us", said Raquel Santiago, who works for the Fire Service.
LG to debut new 34-inch 5K monitor at CES The Thunderbolt 3 port is also very versatile so it allows notebook connections or transmit 4K content with just a single wire. It will have a 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color range and will utilise "Nano IPS" to improve image and color quality.
With the count from Thursday's Catalan parliament election nearly complete, separatist parties had secured a slim majority, sending stocks down around 1% on fears that the euro zone's fourth-largest economy will be hurt by tensions with its richest region. The 54-year-old historian wanted Spanish authorities to "sit down to negotiate on a realistic basis".
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The mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav held a meeting with him after Pakistani government accepted India's request. In his petition to the army, Jadhav wrote that he was "ashamed" over his involvement in terrorism inside Pakistan.
But that's nearly a minute longer than the shortest solar day, which occurs in mid-September around the time of the equinox. Each hemisphere will experience winter when they are tilted away from the sun and summer when it is tilted towards the sun.
The FA also said that Mourinho will face no sanctions following an investigation of comments he made before the derby. We are not the only ones. "If we don't, it's finished but until last match of the season we have work to do".
Sepoy Pargat Singh aged 30 years, belonged to District Karnal, Haryana and is survived by his wife Smt Ramanpreet Kaur and a son. A spokesperson for the Pakistani army did not immediately react to this accusation.
While it certainly looks like the XFL will be getting a second shot, Vince could be doing this exclusively for merchandise rights. A report Friday night on Twitter said an announcement about bringing back the XFL may come next month.
Now, to counter Jio, Vodafone has announced a new prepaid plan, priced at ₹198, that offers similar benefits. Recently the company also announced to extend its triple cash back offer which was announced last month.
When you look at their team, they are a top-class team and put in a great performance against us and made it really tough. Kane's second in the 69th minute all but wrapped up the points and he completed his treble 11 minutes from time.
The Feldstein family has confirmed that it will soon be announcing a charity where wellwishers can donate in memorial of Jordan . Feldstein started in management working for ICM and Bill Leopold Management and has managed Maroon 5 since they first formed.
United States deals heavy blow to UN funding
No other country has its embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move. Dershowitz said he also believes more countries will decide to move their embassies to Jerusalem following Trump's action.
It looks like Cortland will have a white Christmas after all
Forecasters are predicting wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour , leading to blowing snow and poor visibility in some areas. Arctic air will sweep into the area in the wake of the snow bringing the city it coldest weather since last December.
Big match preview: Chelsea vs Brighton
Instead, Conte opted to start a front three of Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez and Willian, and left Batshuayi on the bench. The schedule is oddly off this season as Chelsea have played 19 matches but have yet to play Brighton in the league.
Papa Johns apologizes for national anthem protest comments
Papa John's, which lays claim to being the nation's third-largest pizza chain, could not be reached immediately for comment. Schnatter owns roughly 25% of Papa John's, and will stay on as chairman after stepping down as CEO in January .