Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Spanish PM calls for clarification on Catalan declaration of independence

The Spanish government
The Spanish government held an extraordinary Cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the unilateral declaration of independence announced on Tuesday by Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont, who immediately placed independence on hold and demanded talks.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy then made a brief public address at noon on Wednesday in which he announced he had formally requested that the Catalan premier clarify whether independence had in fact been declared.

“This notification comes before any measures that the government can take within the framework of section 155 of the Constitution,” Rajoy specified, referring to a provision which would allow central authorities to temporarily intervene in Catalonia’s affairs.

"We want to offer clarity and judicial security. The answer of the Generalitat (Catalan executive) will mark events in coming days," he tweeted shortly afterward.

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  1. The Spanish government has given Catalan President Carles Puigdemont five days to clarify whether he actually declared the region's independence or not in his speech devoted to the highly controversial referendum...

    The news comes after Spanish Prime minister Mariano Rajoy said earlier on Wednesday that the cabinet of ministers asked for clarification on the issue of autonomous region's independence.


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