Puigdemont sees valid the 1-O and calls to apply the independence process


Referendum in Catalonia


At 4:00 p.m. the Board of Spokespersons of the Parliament meets to determine the day and order of the plenary session where, according to the referendum law, the formal declaration of independence will be made.


Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont, the President of the Generalitat, has stated this Sunday that he will transfer to the Parliament in the next few days the 1-O result so that the provisions of the referendum law -which provides for independence if the ‘yes’ wins and regional elections if the ‘no’ wins.

He has said it this Sunday night during an institutional statement from the Palace of the Generalitat surrounded by all the councilors of the Government.

Puigdemont has thus sent a message to all “Democrats from Spain, Europe and the world“who have seen the” serious police violence “during 1-O, which has left hundreds of wounded.

“We Catalans have earned the right to be respected in Europe. The European Union can no longer continue to look the other way. We are European citizens who suffer the violation of rights and freedoms, direct violations of the European charter of fundamental rights” , has stated.

According to Puigdemont, the “founding values” of the European Union “are in danger due to the abuses of a State that behaves in an authoritarian manner”, which is why it is necessary to “act quickly to maintain moral authority inside and outside the continent. “.

Puigdemont stressed that today Catalonia “has won many referendums” and the Catalans have “earned the right to be heard, to be respected and to be recognized.”

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The message that the millions of mobilized people have conveyed to the world, he said, is that the Catalans have the “right to decide” their future and they want “to live in peace, without violence and outside a state that is incapable of proposing a single convincing reason other than the imposition and use of brute force.”

“The citizens of Catalonia have earned the right to have a Independent state that is constituted in the form of a republic. Consequently, the Government that I preside will transfer in the next few days to the Parliament of Catalonia, headquarters and expression of the sovereignty of our people, the results of the day today so that it acts in accordance with the provisions of the Referendum Law “, has affirmed.

He has also referred to the nearly 800 injured as a result of what he has described as “police brutality”, victims, he said, of “humiliation and clear violations of human rights that cannot go unpunished.”

Puigdemont has denounced that “the state has written a shameful page today in its history of relationship with Catalonia “and added:” Until when? Today we said that this is over. “

“The path that we have to travel from now on we have to do together,” said Puigdemont, who has been open to “proposals for dialogue that serve to respect the will of the Catalans” and to “mediation offers that arrive “.

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Board of Spokespersons, Monday at 4:00 p.m.

The president of the Parliament, Carme Forcadell, has convened for this Monday at 4:00 p.m. a Meeting of the Board of Spokespersons to determine the day and the agenda for the next plenary session, the first after 1-O.

According to the referendum law approved by the Parliament on September 6 and suspended by the Constitutional Court, “within two days after the proclamation of the official results by the Electoral Syndicate“, an” ordinary session “will be held in the Parliament to” make the formal declaration of independence, specify its effects and start the constituent process “, in case the yes has expired at the polls.

JxSí’s deputy spokesperson, Roger Torrent, said last week that it is “logical, reasonable and recommendable” that after the consultation the Board of Spokespersons meet to see how the Parliament acts based on the results of the previous day.

Puigdemont, also reunited

Carles Puigdemont has convened one extraordinary meeting of the Executive Council for 10:30 am this Monday at the Palau de la Generalitat.

The meeting will take place behind closed doors, although the graphic media may take images of the meeting at the beginning of it.

Rajoy, with his team

The President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, will preside this Monday the steering committee of his party, which will analyze the day in Catalonia on October 1 and the last steps of the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont.

Rajoy meets every Monday at the top of his party to analyze the training strategy and he plans to do so on October 2. The Minister of Defense and General Secretary of the PP, María Dolores de Cospedal, form part of the steering committee; the general coordinator of the party, Fernando Martínez-Maillo; the deputy general secretaries Pablo Casado, Javier Arenas, Andrea Levy, and Javier Maroto; and the parliamentary spokespersons in the European Congress, Senate and Parliament, Rafael Hernando, José Manuel Barreiro and Esteban González Pons.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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