Analyst: Madrid have not reached their goals, after the elections in Catalonia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotomontagen during the voting at the polling station at the extraordinary elections to the Parliament of Catalonia. 21 Dec 2017Analyst: Madrid have not reached their goals, after the elections in Catalonia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

Madrid have not reached their goals, after the early elections to the Parliament of Catalonia, because most of them gained independence, says Russian political analyst, chief editor of the magazine «Russia in global politics» Fyodor Lukyanov.

«The result is a major defeat for Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy. No one purpose of early elections has not been achieved. To achieve other authorities in Catalonia has failed. Show the outflow of adherents regardless of politicians never happened. To unite the local community. The party itself Rajoy (people’s party) gained a minuscule (4%),» Lukyanov wrote in his Telegram-the channel «Russia in global politics».

In his estimation, to overcome the political crisis in relations between Catalonia and Madrid, «probably failed».

At the same time, said Lukyanov, reaching Madrid that «the process has been kept within the constitutional framework, and the momentum «of iniquity,» this conduct is not appropriate in a Constitution referendum, and then his very hard by European standards suppress, extinguish».

«The situation is partially returned to the status quo that existed before the plebiscite, although, of course, autumn passion have not gone unnoticed. But to solve the problems of relations with Barcelona, the Spanish authorities no closer. Passions are running high, Madrid are difficult to make concessions and, for example, releasing from detention the leaders of the separatists, it will be seen as weakness. Nothing to negotiate, too, is unclear — the party focused on independence, if they form a government will not be able to demand something less» — the expert believes.

«The results of the vote confirmed the split Catalan society, the presence of strong supporters of secessionism… and serious opposition to their ideas,» he writes.

«In itself the source of controversy and crisis is not going anywhere. Catalonia makes just one step on the winding road to independence, and it is difficult to imagine what needs to happen to make this path turned in a different direction. But this question cannot be solved by force, as tried Pujdeme two months ago», — concluded the expert.Analyst: Madrid have not reached their goals, after the elections in CataloniaThe confrontation between Madrid and Barcelona