Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy wants a new era in Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy told a news conference Friday he was open to talks with pro-independence leaders.

He said he expected there to be a new era based on dialogue. Rajoy noted the Catalonia election results showed a diversity of support on both sides of the independence issue. He added that he will hold talks with the new leaders of Catalonia as long as they do not take actions that violate Spain's constitution. On the anti-independence side, the main winner was Ines Arrimadas. She leads the pro-business Citizens party. Her party won 37 seats, and 25 percent of the votes. Arrimadas has been a strong voice of opposition in parliament and one of the leading anti-independence campaigners.

Source: VOV5