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The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, has decided to dissolve Parliament and to summon new elections on Wednesday 20th December, faced with the threat of the Spanish government intervening in the autonomy with article155 of the Constitution, El Nacional has been able to confirm.

Puigdemont will appear at the Palau at 1.30pm to make public the decisions taken after meetings held during the last hours with his government and representatives of the sovereign entities.

There will not be a plenary session of Parliament, that had been summoned this afternoon for 5pm to respond to the activation of article 155, in parallel with the Senate, where the measures proposed by the government of Mariano Rajoy are being studied. The Catalan president has communicated it to the president of the Parliament, Carme Forcadell, who has been summoned in the Palau. 

To be updated.

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