On Wednesday, the Catalan parliament supported the conclusions of a parliamentary commission created to study the process of secession. The conclusions included the points of secession's terms and a referendum on a new regional constitution. Later that day, de Santamaria announced that the Spanish government will file a lawsuit to the constitutional court. Earlier on Friday, the Spanish government's meeting took place in Madrid and has reached a decision to proceed with the lawsuit to the Constitutional Court, agreeing on the suit's text.
"We demand to invalidate the [Catalan Parliament] resolution from July 27, since it is contrary to a previous decision of the Constitutional Court. We demand its immediate suspension," de Santamaria told reporters after the government's meeting.
On November 9, the Parliament of Catalonia passed a resolution to begin the process of seceding from Spain. The initiative was backed by 72 votes in the 135-seat parliament.