Door to secession from Spain opened by Catalan leader after vote

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Door to secession from Spain opened by Catalan leader after vote

Door to secession from Spain opened by Catalan leader after vote

Door to secession from Spain opened by Catalan leader after vote: Regional leader of Catalonia had opened the door to a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain on Sunday after the voters had defied violent crackdown from police and according to regional officials voted 90 percent in favor of breaking away.

The banned referendum had been stopped by the Spanish police which used batons and rubber bullets in order to disrupt the proceedings. The referendum had been declared unconstitutional by Madrid. According to the Catalan government, 2.26 million people had cast ballouts a turnout which approximates to 42 percent.

Carles Puigdemont’s comments followed a television address by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who ruled out independence and accused separatists of trying to “blackmail … the whole nation”. He offered all-party talks on the region’s future.

Catalan officials say more than 800 people were injured in clashes with Spanish riot police during the referendum, which has pitched the country into its deepest constitutional crisis in decades and deepened a rift between Madrid and Barcelona.

“On this day of hope and suffering, Catalonia’s citizens have earned the right to have an independent state in the form of a republic,” Puigdemont said in a televised address.

“My government, in the next few days will send the results of today’s vote to the Catalan Parliament, where the sovereignty of our people lies, so that it can act in accordance with the law of the referendum,” he said.

The law of the referendum, deemed unconstitutional by Madrid, foresees a unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament if the majority votes to leave Spain. The law does not set a minimum turnout for the outcome to be valid.

The results announced early on Monday were not a surprise, given that many unionists were not expected to turn out to vote.

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