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Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session

Staff Writer | October 6, 2017
Spain’s constitutional court has suspended the Catalan parliamentary session planned for Monday, in which the pro-separatist coalition was expected to make a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain.
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Europe   Radically null
This comes days after Sunday’s independence referendum, which violated Spanish law and was marked by police force against passive resistance.

Catalan authorities say around 900 people were injured and that of the nearly 2.3 million votes counted, 90 percent voted in favor of an independent Catalan Republic. Catalonia’s total population is around 7.5 million.

Spain’s constitutional court made a unanimous decision to suspend the session after Catalonia’s Socialist Party filed a request to block it.

The ruling, made Thursday, declares that any act, resolution or agreement that contravenes the suspension will be “radically null and without any value”.


 

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