Madrid v. Catalan Independence

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Madrid v. Catalan Independence

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Tuesday is the moment of truth – Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and parliamentarians to meet to decide yea or nay on independence, or possibly delaying a decision by renewing a call for mediation and dialogue.

Madrid vows secession won't be allowed, the power of the state to be exerted against it.

Deputy PM Soraya Saenz de Santamaria repeated PM Mariano Rajoy's warning. Calling Puigdemont a fanatic, she said action will be taken if Catalonia declares independence.

At 6PM local time Tuesday, Puigdemont will address parliament "to report on the current political situation."

Madrid warns he risks arrest if independence is declared. Ruling People's Party MP Pablo Casado said "(h)istory should not be repeated" – referring to Lluis Companys in 1934 declaring a "Catalan State within the Spanish Federal Republic.&quo
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