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the secession of the Southern states
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Hours after Catalonia's secession move, the Spanish Senate granted the government special constitutional powers to stop the wealthy region's move toward independence.
Polls suggest the region of 7.5 million people, which accounts for about one fifth of Spain’s annual gross domestic product, is roughly evenly split on secession.
In the evening, Mr. Rajoy emerged to announce the emergency measures to prevent Catalan secession, including regional elections called for Dec. 21.
During the past two months, separatist regional lawmakers approved an unauthorized vote on secession and later signed an independence declaration.
Three weeks after a referendum on secession that was banned by the Spanish constitution, but nonetheless brought more than 2 million to the polls to vote, Catalonia’s — and Spain’s — moment of truth has arrived.
Spanish banks that have their headquarters in Catalonia are reportedly planning to move their corporate addresses elsewhere in the country in order to maintain liquidity in the case of Catalonian secession.
The national government argues that Spain's Constitution, revised in 1978, says that all Spaniards have the right to vote in referenda on major issues, so any vote on secession must be put to all Spaniards.
Across Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain, tens of thousands of people turned out to cast votes in an unconstitutional referendum on secession organised by the regional government.
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