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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Catalan Declaration of Independence Imminent?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Sunday on Catalonia's TV3, the region's leader President Carles Puigdemont announced the following:
"The declaration of independence, that we don't call a 'unilateral' declaration of independence, is foreseen in the referendum law as an application of the results. We will apply what the law says."
Catalans demand no less. Their 92% pro-independence vote on October 1 speaks for itself – less than 8% against secession.
Sunday's pro-unity rally in Barcelona was staged, orchestrated by Madrid, maybe with EU and US help, trying to create the impression that Catalan secession supporters suddenly changed their minds. Not likely!
Catalan referendum law permits a declaration of independence within 48 hours of a "yes" vote. It's now eight days later, long past when Puigdemont and parliamentarians s
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