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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Catalonia's Moment of Truth Approaches
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Catalan separatist parliamentarians and civic groups called on President Carles Puigdemont to formally declare independence from fascist Spain by 9:00AM local time Monday, according to the Spanish-language broadsheet El Confidencial, citing unnamed ruling party officials.
They want the declaration to firmly state Madrid cannot legally interfere with Catalan sovereignty.
The Mariano Rajoy regime gave Puigdemont until 10:00AM Monday to clarify "yes" or "no" on Catalan independence – with no ambiguity.
If independence is formally declared, Puigdemont can say as head of a sovereign state no others can dictate Catalan policy.
Pro-independence Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party spokeswoman Nuria Gibert tweeted the following:
"The humiliation of more than two million Catalans who voted on Oct. 1 has been definiti
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