The new Catalan parliament should hold its first session on 17th January, Mariano Rajoy annouced last week, ahead of reinstating the region’s government.
The Prime Ministers announcement last Thursday came a week after Catalonia’s separatist parties won back a majority in a divisive snap election.
Ciudadanos ended the vote with the biggest share in the 21 December ballot, however three separatist groupings headed by ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont retained their parliamentary majority.
Despite this, it could be months before the region has a functioning government, as negotiations about a coalition and the regions future get underway.
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