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Catalonia to declare independence from Spain on Monday

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont earlier said he would ask the region's parliament to declare independence following the poll

Angus Berwick & Sonya Dowsett | Reuters  |  Barcelona/Madrid 

Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain following October 1's banned referendum as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy. Mireia Boya, a Catalan lawmaker from the pro-independence Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party, said on Twitter that a declaration of independence would follow a parliamentary session on Monday to evaluate the results of the vote to break away. "We know that there may be disbarments, arrests ... But we are prepared, and in no case will it be stopped," she ...

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First Published: Thu, October 05 2017. 03:42 IST
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