Until the new regional elections have taken place, there is now no Catalan government. Its functions have all been assumed by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría and other cabinet ministers in Madrid.

Carles Puigdemont has been sacked as First Minister of Catalonia, along with all of his advisors.

The Deputy First Minister and regional economy minister, Oriol Junqueras, has been sacked; Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull and foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva have lost their jobs, along with all of the other regional minist...