Spain pushes back after the independence vote by firing the government and the police chief.
The Spanish prime minister dismissed Catalan leaders, including Carles Puigdemont. Mariano Rajoy called for a snap election in the region on December 21, and handed over Catalonia’s reins to Spain’s deputy prime minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.
But will that simply exacerbate Catalans’ ambitions to split?
Presenter: Patty Culhane
Enric Ucelay-da Cal – senior professor emeritus, University of Barcelona
Daniel Gasconid – Spanish writer and political analyst
Luk Van Langenhove – senior researcher, Institute for European Studies