The Parliament of Catalonia urged the king of Spain to abdicate
The Parliament of the Spanish Autonomous community of Catalonia approved the conclusions of the Commission on investigation of the introduction of the country's direct rule of the Spanish authorities after the so-called independence referendum in 2017, which condemns the actions of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, the previous Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and called to the king Felipe VI to abdicate and spend throughout Spain, a referendum on form of government.
Voted for by 69 deputies from parties advocating for independence of the Autonomous community, against 56 - from the socialist party, the "people" and the people's party. The representatives of the left CatComu-Podem (Catalan branch of Podemos) abstained on most items and supported the abdication of the king and the referendum.
This is not the first document which adopts the Catalan Parliament in connection with the application by the authorities of Spain 155 articles of the Constitution after the Declaration of independence of Catalonia, which allowed to enter in the Autonomous community direct rule to remove from power Generalitat and to dissolve the regional Parliament.
It recognized "the existence of a political conflict between Catalonia and the Spanish government" which, according to supporters of independence, "was the result of government's refusal to recognize the right to self-determination of Catalonia". The Catalan Parliament demands to recognize this right and to recognize the legitimate results of the referendum on independence on 1 October 2017.
Lawmakers called the application of article 155 of the "coup d'etat".
They believe that king Felipe VI has played a key role in the application of article 155, has condemned his state of the nation address in which he called the actions of the Catalan authorities of "unacceptable insubordination against state power."
"Regardless of the referendum on the independence of Catalonia for the sake of healthy democracy we believe that the abdication Felipe VI, a full investigation of political interference and corruption of the monarchy of the Bourbons and the referendum about the monarchy and the Republic in the rest of the state", - stated in the conclusions of the Commission of the Parliament.
The so-called "referendum on independence", which was attended by 43% of the population, 90% of which voted for the secession of an Autonomous community of Spain took place in Catalonia on 1 October 2017. He was recognized by the Spanish government and the Constitutional court as illegal. Based on the results of the vote, the Catalan Parliament on 27 October declared independence. The next day, the Spanish government introduced direct rule in the Autonomous community, ousted from power Generalitat and dissolved the Parliament. In relation to the management of Generalitat, Parliament and the security forces were prosecuted.
The Supreme court of Spain on 14 October 2019 has indicted 12 Catalan politicians. Nine people were convicted of mutiny and received sentences ranging from 9 to 13 years of imprisonment. The three were found guilty of insubordination, they were sentenced to fines.