Puigdemont will urge Spain to call a binding referendum

Article published at Catalan News Agency, 11th September 2016

Barcelona (CNA).- Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, confirmed this Sunday before the international press his intention to call for a binding referendum in Catalonia. He committed to doing so on the 28th of September, coinciding with the vote of confidence to which he will submit in the Parliament. Puigdemont also predicted that there will be constitutive elections in Catalonia within a year, after the next Catalan National Day, as this is established in the pro-independence roadmap. The Catalan President also commented on Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs José Manuel García Margalló’s recent statement. The Spanish Minister stated that Catalonia’s political “defiance” is worse than “a terrorist attack”, since “Spain’s dissolution” would be “irreversible”. Puigdemont said that he considered these words not only “inopportune” but “harmful to victims of terrorism”.

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