Catalonia to declare Independence from Spain in 48 hours

- Catalonia to declare Independence from Spain 48 hours after votes are counted.

- President Puigdemont aims to ask the region's parliament to declare their independence once the referendum votes are counted.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has disclosed that his government would ask the region's parliament to declare their independence once the referendum votes are completely counted.

Puigdemont made this disclosure to in
a Wednesday publication by the BBC.

His comment appeared after Spain’s King Felipe VI accused secessionist leaders on Tuesday of shattering democratic principles and dividing Catalan society, as tens of thousands protested against a violent police crackdown on Sunday’s vote.

“We are to declare independence 48 hours after all the official results are counted,” Puigdemont said in remarks posted on the BBC’s website.

“This will probably finish once we get all the votes in from abroad at the end of the week and therefore we shall probably act over the weekend or early next week.”

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