In Barcelona, Prime Minister Rajoy spoke at a campaign rally of his party members Xavier Garcia of Albiol, head of the conservative popular party in the Catalan Parliament.
Earlier, dismissing the former head of the government of Catalonia after the unrecognized referendum on independence, Carles Pokdemon, Rajoy was appointed in the rebellious region of new parliamentary elections on December 21.
Rajoy was supported by party colleague and urged the "silent majority" to come to the December elections, which will "present boxes" in order to "restore democracy". He expressed hope that the elections will help to stop the "separatist chaos".
The day before, Saturday, in Barcelona held a mass March against the detention of Catalan politicians advocating independence. The protesters called them political prisoners.
The head dissolved the Catalan Parliament, together with several colleagues in the Cabinet fled to Belgium, where he surrendered to authorities and was released under a recognizance not to leave. However, prison is the leader of the Left Republican party of Catalonia (ERC)and former Vice-President of the government of Oryol Junkers. Protesters on 11 November he was transferred from prison appeal: "fight, Fight always, and winter will not stop the spring." According to police estimates, took to the streets 750 thousand people.
Supporters of independence believe Rajoy as its key enemy. Two weeks ago, the Prime Minister decided to transfer the region under direct control of Madrid are actually away from the region's autonomy, which he had before the referendum.
This decision is the result of a long confrontation between the Catalan and Spanish authorities long before the referendum on independence held in Catalonia on 1 October, Madrid have insisted that this election is contrary to the Constitution.
After the unrecognized referendum contradictions become more acute. The head of the government of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme initially hesitated, not declaring independence unilaterally, in the hope to find a compromise with the Central government in Madrid. In Catalonia meanwhile, opponents have intensified separation — they, too, began to go out of many thousands marches.
After Pujdeme still proclaimed an independent Catalonia, Rajoy has dismissed him, and the former leader of the protest had to leave the country, not to be in prison. Under arrest took other Catalan politicians and civil servants involved in the organization of the referendum.
According to a recent survey conducted by the Catalan newspaper Vanguardia, it is projected that the largest percentage of votes in the elections in December will receive a party ERC, advocating for the Department.
A referendum on Catalan independence took place on 1 October. The police tried to prevent the vote, applying to the supporters of self-determination violence. On 27 October, the Catalan Parliament voted for secession of the region from Spain, but this decision is left unrecognized.