Catalonia set to declare independence as Spanish President insists Spain will not be divided
Oct 10, 2017 Politics 0 305 By Jason Ade
- Spain will not be divided, says Spanish President.
- Caytalonia continue to push towards declaring independence.
Tensions have continued to rise in Spain as a Catalonia could potentially declare their independence at any moment despite immense pressure from Madrid.
Carles Puigdemont is due to address the regional parliament in Barcelona on Tuesday at 16:00 GMT, drawing warnings from the Spanish central government
that it will not allow the country to be split.
"Spain is not going to divide and national unity will be maintained. To do so, we will use all of the instruments that the legislation gives us. It falls to the government to take the decision and to do so at the right time," Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told Spanish newspaper, El Pais.
Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Spanish leaders were considering "all possible options" and described the Catalan leader's push for independence as "fanaticism".
"We are ready for any circumstances because we are already vaccinated against the fanaticism of Mr Puigdemont and any hope that he will return to sanity and serenity," she said.
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