Spain's general election will be held in December, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday, but he did not give an exact date.
"Once the budget is approved ... I will call elections. I can't tell you the exact date, but they will be in December," Rajoy said in a radio interview. Elections are due by year-end.
Rajoy also ruled out Catalan independence, saying: "Catalan independence will never happen. It's nonsense."