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Spain Rejects Mediation to Resolve Catalonia Crisis

2017-10-12

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  • Spain has rejected calls for talks or mediation to resolve a dispute over independence with the northeastern region of Catalonia.
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  • In a speech to parliament Wednesday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said there can be no mediation “between democratic law and disobedience and unlawfulness.”
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  • Rajoy spoke one day after Catalonia’s leader, Carles Puigdemont, announced plans to move forward with a declaration of independence from Spain.
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  • In a speech Tuesday, Puigdemont said the declaration would be carried out following results of a referendum held in Catalonia October 1.
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  • However, he said he wanted to delay the action for several weeks to allow for possible discussions with the government.
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  • Spain’s government and Constitutional Court declared the referendum illegal.
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  • Independence movement leaders said more than 90 percent of those who voted supported independence.
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  • About 43 percent of voters took part in the referendum.
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  • Opponents said they would boycott the vote.
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  • Nearly 900 people were injured in clashes with Spanish police who entered voting stations to stop people from voting.
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  • On Wednesday, Rajoy demanded that Puigdemont clarify whether or not Catalonia’s independence had been declared.
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  • The prime minister said the Catalan leader’s response would be important in deciding “events over the coming days.”
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  • Rajoy’s comments were seen as an indirect threat to Catalonia that Spain could move to limit or suspend the region’s political autonomy if independence is in fact declared.
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  • Spain’s constitution permits the central government to take some or total control of any of its 17 regions if they don't fulfill their legal obligations.
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  • The process would begin with a cabinet meeting and warning to the regional government.
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  • The Senate could then be called upon to approve the measure.
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  • The EU and most of its 28 nations have not backed Catalonia's independence movement.
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  • EU leaders have expressed support for Rajoy and called on the independence movement to “fully respect Spanish constitutional order.”
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  • Experts say EU officials are fearful that supporting Catalonia could open the door for many other independence campaigns across Europe.
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