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]>> The prospect of more political turmoil ahead, raising fears of social unrest in the region.
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Madrid Bureau Chief Julian Toyer says the governments new ultimatum has now raised the stakes.>> It's a big move here, it means a lot. And then we will have potentially Catalonia retaliating to that with what they said this morning to be a formal declaration of independence. So it's gonna be a little bit like this week, more of a blame game but the crisis is definitely reaching new heights and a new level.
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And it is escalating to levels that we had not foreseen just a few days ago.>> Seizing Catalonias government would need to be approved by the National Parliament first, which could come next week. If it passes, it would a move unprecedented since Spain returned to Democratic rule in the 1970s.
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A decision to secede is also not likely to be recognized by the international community. Begging the question of what it would actually change on the ground.>> So even if we get a formal declaration of independence on Saturday, it may not change anything to people's lives. Cuz people are expecting civil servant salaries should be paid, that public services to work normally on Monday morning.
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And it may just amount to words.>> Puigdemont walking a fine line between Nationalists and those who want to remain part of Spain.>>