Catalonia Challenge Awaits Spain’s Next Prime Minister

Conflicts related to Catalonia’s independence became a major issue in Spanish politics ahead of the election on Sunday (10/11). Riots, street clashes, burning cars and vandalism of glass windows continue to color the pro-independence demonstrations of Catalonia.

Demonstrations by supporters and opponents of independence have increasingly emphasized the divisions in Catalonia which is the richest region in Spain.

Even the task of implementing the Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez hardened his attitude in the last few days. He promised to harden the criminal sentence against separatism after the right-wing thought he was too soft on Catalonia.

Joint existence has been damaged. We must recognize that Catalonia broke in two, the identity of Catalan nationalism as the main cause, and strengthen the country,” Cayetana Alvarez de Toledo, the main candidate for the People’s Party in Catalonia, told Reuters.

The far-right Ballot Party has increased support in the latest survey since the Barcelona riots. The party is projected to win 40-49 seats in parliament.

“The Voice Party understands the value of all the goodness of the Spanish people. Catalonia is Spain and the line cannot be broken,” said Barcelona resident Juan Ignacio Izquierdo while following the party’s campaign in the city of Barcelona. ( Source )

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