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Catalonia to consider independence from Spain on Monday

The far-left party CUP says the Catalan government plans to present the results of last Sunday's disputed referendum on Monday, which will trigger a declaration of independence.

Published: 04th October 2017 06:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2017 06:07 PM   |  A+A-

President of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell, center, attends a meeting with parliament representatives at the Catalonia Parliament in Barcelona, Spain on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

MADRID: The far-left party CUP says Catalonia's regional parliament will consider a declaration of independence from Spain on Monday.

CUP parliament member Mireia Boya says the Catalan government plans to present the results of last Sunday's disputed referendum on Monday, which will trigger a declaration of independence.

Provisional results of the referendum that the Spanish government considers illegal showed the "Yes" side winning 90 percent of the 2.3 million votes cast, which is less than half the region's electorate. There was no organized campaign for "No" for the referendum, which Spain's highest court had suspended and was marred by police raids to confiscate ballot boxes that injured hundreds of voters.

Boya says "Oct. 9 will be the session . to declare the independence of Catalonia."

CUP is not a part of the Catalan government, which is formed by two mainstream separatist parties.



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