SPAIN COURT HALTS INDEPENDENCE, SUSPENDS CATALONIA VOTE

SPAIN COURT HALTS INDEPENDENCE, SUSPENDS CATALONIA VOTE

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A unanimous decision was reached yesterday by 12 judges of Spain’s higher court that Catalonia has no right to vote for its independence yet as the proposed November referendum vote was suspended by the Madrid court.

The ruling comes after Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy Addressed the media after an emergency cabinet meeting he criticized Catalonia’s President Artur Mars decision to call for independence, he said  “I regret it because it’s against the law; it’s beyond democratic law, divides Catalans, distances them from Europe and the rest of Spain and seriously damages their welfare.” 

Catalonia accounts for a fifth of Spain’s economy being the country’s economic power house and has continued to request for more power roles citing an unfair redistribution
Of taxes by the Madrid government powerhouse.

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The court ruling which will allow arguments of both sides to be heard will be appealed and fought by the Catalonia the president said “the future is something you conquer, not a gift, and we have to earn that.” 

The call for referendum even became stronger after the recent near miss from the Scotland’s breakaway from Great Britain with an Aljazeera poll showing 58% of the population are ready for independence.

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