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Spanish PM vows to end Catalan 'separatist havoc'

UNI India-English 2017-11-13 12:34:20

Madrid, Nov 13 (UNI) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said regional elections next month in Catalonia will help end "separatist havoc" in the north-eastern region, the BBC reported.

He addressed a campaign event on his first visit there since imposing direct rule on the region a fortnight ago. Defending his decision in Barcelona, he said he had "exhausted all roads" after the Catalan Government's unilateral declaration of independence last month.

Speaking at a campaign event in Barcelona for his Popular Party (PP) on Sunday, Mr Rajoy called on the participation of the "silent majority" to "convert their voice into a vote".