Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:25 PM ET

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National Audio 2:25 PM ET

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NAT074 - (Spain-Catalonia) (FOR PRODUCTION) GIRONA, Spain. x-08s. Although Spain has taken direct control of Catalonia, the region's ousted president has made a veiled refusal to accept his Cabinet's dismissal. Yesterday, Catalonia's legislature passed a declaration of independence, prompting the government in Madrid to dissolved the regional parliament and call for a new regional election to be held on December 21st. Ousted president Carles Puigdemont (CAR'-less POOJ'-de-mohn) issued a statement saying the separatists' will is to continue working to fulfil the democratic mandates and seek the maximum stability and tranquility. Here is sound of Catalan independence cheering as the flag of Spain is lowered from a government building in Girona. (fades) (SOURCE: The Associated Press)

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