Catalan Parliament Declares Independence

Resolution declaring independent Catalan republic passed with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 abstentions.

Catalan Parliament has declared independence. In an historic plenary session after weeks of tensions with the Spanish government, and before the Senate votes on the suspension of self-rule, Catalan MPs passed a resolution that makes effective the electoral mandate of the October 1 referendum.

“We hereby constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent, sovereign, legal, democratic, socially-conscious state”,

…reads the declaration. Independence has been declared at 3.30pm with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 abstentions.

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