Rajoy’s headache: How Catalonia calling for talks makes crisis BIGGER for Spain

Rajoy’s headache: How Catalonia calling for talks makes crisis BIGGER for Spain
 

The separatist leader, who said last week Catalonia would move to split from Spain after more than 90 per cent of Catalans voted in favour of independence in a banned referendum, put the declaration on hold on Tuesday, making only a “symbolic” declaration of independence. 
Mr Puigdemont told the Barcelona regional parliament the result had provided a popular mandate for independence, but he had decided to suspend the declaration to allow more time for “talks” with Madrid. 
Mathieu Petithomme, a political scientist and Spain expert, said had Mr Puigdemont simply declared independence, Prime... read more

 
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