Monday, 16 October 2017

Spain sets Thursday deadline for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to declare independence

Catalonia's separatist leader has refused to say whether he has declared independence from Spain, with Madrid calling for a definitive answer by Thursday.
Spain had demanded a yes or no answer by 10am on Monday after the controversial referendum on 1 October sparked the country's worst political crisis in a generation.

But in response, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont wrote a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy - calling for a meeting "as soon as possible".

Stopping short of giving a "yes or no" answer, the politician wrote: "Let's not let the situation deteriorate further. With good will, recognising the problem and facing it head on, I am sure we can find the path to a solution."

SKY     News.

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