October 30, 2017 / 1:07 PM / a year ago

Catalan pro-independence party PdeCat says will take part in Dec. 21 election

MADRID, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Catalan pro-independence party PdeCat (Catalan Democratic Party)said on Monday it will take part in a snap regional elections on Dec.21, a tacit admission that Catalonia’s previous ruling party had been fired and parliament dissolved.

Earlier, another Catalan pro-independence party, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), also said it would participate in the elections.

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sacked the regional government, dissolved parliament and called a snap election on Friday after Catalonia leaders made a unilateral declaration of independence.

Reporting By Inmaculada Sanz; writing by Jesús Aguado; Editing by

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