Today we focus on Catalonia’s regional election, ordered by Madrid after the banned Oct. 1 independence referendum and the jailing of separatist leaders. This was also the first-ever triggering of direct rule provisions built into the Spanish constitution. As Catalonia's political crisis plays out, the rest of Europe is watching. The FRANCE 24 Debate takes a closer look at the situation ahead of the results.
Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
FRANCE 24 Madrid correspondent
Chief Foreign Editor, France 24
Carlos MASCARELL VILAR
Political advisor, 'CCRE'
Professor of Political Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Catherine NORRIS TRENT
France 24 journalist