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Catalonia crisis: Spanish prime minister wants region's leaders removed

October 21, 2017 7:37 PM
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Catalonia crisis: Spanish prime minister wants region's leaders removed

Rajoy urges removal of Catalan president

Barcelona, Spain (CNN)The Spanish government aggressively moved to squash Catalonia's growing independence movement Saturday when Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to dissolve the regional government, remove elected leaders as soon as possible and hold new elections.

CNN's Claudia Rebaza reported from Barcelona, while Laura Smith-Spark wrote from London. CNN's Erin McLaughlin, Lorenzo D'Agostino, Sebastian Shukla and Joe Sterling contributed to this report.

Source: cnn.com

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