News out a short while ago 26 Oct

  • Puigdemont scheduled to speak at 11.30 GMT

El Mundo reporting. Puigdemont also to hold elections on 20 Dec rather than declare independence.

Thanks to regular reader/contributor Yohay for the confirmation.

Says Yohay:

All the Spanish and Catalan media report about it: dissolving the parliament and calling elections. They just said that Puigdemont explained it to the members of his party.

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