The Ministry of justice of Spain called illegal the statement of the head of Catalonia on independence
MADRID, October 10 — RIA Novosti. The Minister of justice of Spain Rafael Catala said that the statement of the head of Generalitat (government) of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon of independence cannot be considered valid.
“We cannot recognize the referendum, which was conducted illegally, and we can’t recognize a valid redeclaration of independence, which was immediately suspended,” — said the head of the Ministry of justice.
Earlier, speaking in the Catalan Parliament, Carles Putteman said that according to the results of last October 1, the referendum, he “accepts the mandate of the citizens… to Catalonia became an independent state.”
However, he then called on the Parliament “to suspend the Declaration of independence to come to a dialogue that will make possible the agreed negotiations.”
On Tuesday, Putteman presented to the Parliament of Catalonia the results of the referendum on independence, which took place in the Autonomous community of 1 October. This referendum is not recognized by the Spanish authorities, before he was frozen by the Constitutional court of the country.
In some areas there were clashes between police and voters, there are victims on both sides. According to the Catalan authorities, voted for independence 90,18%, the turnout was 43,03%.