西班牙收回加泰罗尼亚自治权后首相拉霍伊首度视察

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月12日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

西班牙首相拉霍伊在马德里的内阁会议上发表声明。(2017年10月27日)
西班牙首相拉霍伊在马德里的内阁会议上发表声明。(2017年10月27日)

西班牙首相马里亚诺·拉霍伊星期天抵达加泰罗尼亚,这是马德里对该地区实施直接管理以来拉霍伊的首次访问。

拉霍伊对巴塞罗那视察前一天,遭遇打击的加泰独立运动在该市举行了大规模抗议活动,要求释放被监禁的领导人,承认单独的加泰罗尼亚共和国。

拉霍伊预计将在巴塞罗纳在为其保守的人民党下月选举前举行的造势活动中露面。

西班牙中央政府在10月27日加泰罗尼亚地方议会表决独立后,立即宣布对加泰罗尼实施直接管理,并且逮捕了数十名分离主义政治人物,导致地方政府领导人普伊格蒙特逃往比利时。

被解散的地方政府的八名成员和两名主要活动人士目前被监禁。

这些被囚禁而不得保释的人包括加泰罗尼亚副总统容克拉斯。

主持独立选举的地方议会议长福尔卡德尔,星期五在西班牙法官面前收回其分离主义立场后被从监狱释放。她表示,独立投票只是“象征性的”。

星期六游行主要组织之一,亲独立的加泰罗尼亚国民议会,为福尔卡德尔提交了16万5千美元保释金,

尽管马德里实际上肢解了加泰罗尼亚分离运动领导层,使得这一独立运动严重分裂,巴塞罗纳警方说,加泰罗尼亚和另外一个名为“大文化”的分离组织,星期六设法动员了70多万名抗议者上街,还有估计数字为50万至60万之间。

另外,分离主义联盟本身也陷入分裂。

Rajoy Visits Catalonia, First Time Since Imposed Rule

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives in Catalonia Sunday, his first visit since Madrid imposed direct rule on the region.

His visit to Barcelona comes one day after Catalonia’s battered independence movement staged a massive protest in the city, demanding the release of jailed leaders and recognition of a separate Catalan Republic.

Rajoy is expected to make a campaign appearance in Barcelona for his conservative Popular Party, ahead of regional elections next month.

Spain’s central government imposed direct rule on Catalonia immediately after its regional parliament voted for independence Oct. 27. It arrested dozens of secessionist politicians, causing the head of the regional government, Carles Puigdemont, to flee to Belgium.

Eight members of the dissolved regional government and two prominent activists are in jail.

Those imprisoned without bail include Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras.

The head of the regional parliament who presided over the independence vote, Carmen Forcadell, was released from prison Friday after retracting her secessionist stance before Spanish judges. She said the independence vote had been “symbolic.”

A bail of $165,000 was posted for her by the pro-independence Catalan National Assembly (ANC), one the main organizers of Saturday’s march.

Even though Madrid’s virtual decapitation of the Catalonian secessionist leadership has left the independence movement badly split, the ANC and another organization called Omnium Cultural managed to turn out more than 700,000 protesters Saturday, according to Barcelona’s local police. Other estimates put the figure between 500,000 to 600,000.

The secessionist coalition itself also is fractured.