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No Clear Answer From Catalan Leader On What Will Happen Post Referendum

Jalil Javed

According to the Spanish government, the head of the Catalan region has still not made it clear as to whether they will be declaring independence or not.

Carles Puigdemont, the head of Catalonian Executive Council, sent a letter to Madrid telling the Spanish government that he would be putting the Catalonian declaration of independence on hold in order to arrange talks, but gave no further details that would help to determine when or how Puigdemont would declare or implement Catalonia’s independence.

Spain’s Deputy PM, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, gave an ultimatum to Mr Puigdemont to clarify his position by this Thursday. The government has said in a warning to Catalonia to revoke its referendum, or else face direct rule from Madrid and lose their current autonomy.

On Monday, Ms Sáenz de Santamaría said that Madrid has “deep regrets” that the Catalan Government had refused to give a clear answer on where they stand on the referendum. She also claimed that any talks between the two governments must take place “within the law”.

Featured Image Credits: Sergi Alcàzar

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