Catalonia plans to declare independence on Monday

Catalonia plans to declare independence on Monday

Catalonia plans to declare independence from Spain next Monday.

About it reports Reuters referring to a source in the government of the region.

Catalonia plans to declare independence on Monday

The interlocutor of the Agency noted that the parties in Parliament, advocating for independence, intend to vote for it, 9 Oct. The vote must follow the Declaration of independence, but it is not known exactly when this will happen.

The President of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme earlier told the BBC that his government would ask Parliament to declare independence after the counting of votes on the referendum, which was held last weekend. Madrid considers the referendum illegal.

«Once we get all the votes from abroad will start to operate. Most likely this weekend or early next week», — said today Pujdeme.

In turn, the king of Spain Philip VI gave a televised address to the nation in which he accused the Catalan leaders in the destruction of democratic principles and the separation of the Catalan society. This, according to king, is undermining the situation in the country.

«They (the Catalan leaders) have broken the system legislatively approved rules and showed disloyalty to the powers of the state,» said Philip VI.

Recall that after the referendum in Catalonia clashes with police, who used rubber bullets, injured hundreds of people.

Yesterday, the Catalans took to the streets to condemn the actions of the police. They blocked the streets and stopped traffic.

Constitutional crisis in Spain, the fourth largest Eurozone economy, has shaken the common currency and affected the Spanish stock market.