Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish government’s chief spokesman, said officials in Madrid will decide whether to oust the Catalan president on the basis of his actions over the next 24 hours.Spain has given Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont until 10 a.m. on Thursday to renounce his claims to independence or see the central government step in to take control of the rebel region. Asked in a Bloomberg Television interview Wednesday if Puigdemont and his police chief, Josep Lluis Trapero, would keep their jobs in that scenario, Mendez de Vigo said: “It depends on the answer of Mr. Puigdemont.”“The important thing is to restore the rule of law for all Catalans and not only those Catalans who want to be independent,” Mendez de Vigo added.
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