Published: Thu, September 28, 2017
Health Care | By Gwendolyn Kim

Catalonia separatists pass out ballots for vote

Catalonia separatists pass out ballots for vote

The separatists who now govern the wealthy region in northeastern Spain often make references to the short-lived 1931-1939 republic crushed by General Francisco Franco after a three-year civil war.

"Today we can affirm that there will be no effective referendum in Catalonia".

If the "yes" side wins the referendum the Catalan government has said it would declare independence within days for the wealthy northeastern region of Spain, home to about 7.5 million people.

Shouting "we will vote" and "no pasaran" (Spanish for "they shall not pass"), independence supporters started their gathering on Wednesday morning after police detained 14 Catalan government officials.

Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, has said the poll is illegal and has promised that it will not take place.

On Tuesday, the Spanish government's representative in Catalonia's capital Barcelona, Enric Millo, warned that Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could be removed from office if he continued to push ahead with the referendum, planned for this weekend. He also dismissed a suggestion that he would call early elections as a result of the furore.

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"You're talking about staying with a truly great, handsome and very historic country", he said as Rajoy stood at his side. The court suspended a referendum law that the Catalan parliament passed on September 6 to map out a potential transition to independence.

The remarks of the two USA spokeswomen come as Spanish courts have declared the referendum mandating secession illegal.

Spanish security forces were deployed to neutralise polling stations across the region seeking independence from the country. He said Puigdemont could also be arrested for misuse of public funds as the crime carries a jail sentence.

Madrid has begun buffering Guardia Civil numbers in Catalonia amid rising tensions in the affluent region. In recent years, the regions have been given greater political autonomy, but far from defusing the desire to break away, in this case Catalonia's parliament has put it on a crash course with the Spanish government.

President Trump's decision to chime in reflects the largely anti-secessionist views across the West right now, with many nations fearing they'd face similar votes if Catalonia succeeded.

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