...regional vote, 14 February, would need to be moved to 30 May as the election set-up couldn't be guaranteed due to the pandemic. This was followed at once by complaints to the courts over the change, with allegations that the current regional ministers ... could keep suspending elections indefinitely by blaming Covid-19. On Tuesday this week Catalonia's top court suspended the change of date and gave the regional government 48 hours to argue its case better. Pere Aragonès urged the courts to act ... "responsibly" in finally allowing the change of date, saying he "would fight to the end" to hold later elections in May. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said on Wednesday that Catalonia needed a fully functioning government "as soon as possible".