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Basicly. The ERC are taking a gamble on negotiations in the hope that that will get their people free (it is I guess another track besides the inevitable appeal to European courts). The electoral commission decision is being seen as a move by the Spanish deep state to stick a spanner in the works and prevent that.

The investiture vote is today, and the majority is so tight that a single defector could kill it. And some of the socialist elite is against dealing with Catalonia as well, so it may all collapse. In which case I think there's a few more months for negotiations before they have to go to new elections.

by IdiotSavant on Tue Jan 7th, 2020 at 05:33:08 AM EST
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