The Catalan National Assembly (ANC), a pro-independence group, has organized a rally in support of sovereignty. The Spanish Prime Minister has said Catalonia’s leadership should step down.
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On Thursday, Spanish media reported Madrid was considering the possibility of calling a snap election in the region. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont ruled out this scenario. Catalans overwhelmingly voted in favor of independence at a referendum on October 1. However, sovereignty has not been yet declared; the Spanish government does not recognize the results of the plebiscite.