Uncertainty After Catalans Vote to Break Away from Spain

Uncertainty After Catalans Vote to Break Away from Spain

Uncertainty After Catalans Vote to Break Away from Spain

Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont has said that the region has won the right to break away from Spain after 90 percent of voters chose independence.

Catalan authorities say some 2.3 million people - less than half the region's electorate - voted in the referendum Sunday. The turnout was 42.3%.

The court said the four will be questioned on Friday about their roles in demonstrations September 20-21 in Barcelona when Spanish police arrested several Catalan government officials and raided offices in a crackdown on preparations for the referendum.

The central government has described the referendum as illegal.

He said: "I think the most important question is how is he going to word the declaration, because that is probably going to be more crucial than the declaration itself".

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has condemned the vote and on Tuesday, Spain's King Felipe got involved, showing how serious the matter has become. He called it a "mockery" of democracy.

"We know that there may be disbarments, arrests ..."

And he labelled Spain's government "irresponsible" for not accepting mediation in the political crisis which erupted following the independence referendum at the weekend. Demonstrations also took place in several other Catalan cities, including Girona and Lleida.

In a tweet, it said 844 people "required medical attention", though it was unclear how many of those were subsequently discharged and how many were actually injured. Those figures included people who had suffered relatively minor complaints such as anxiety attacks. "For many years during the Franco era, people weren't allowed to vote", Pique said. Puigdemont voted at another station.

In quotes obtained from Sky Sports, Bartomeu revealed that the club could face a decision over the league they play in if the autonomous region of Catalonia gain their independence from Spain.

On Tuesday, the Spanish monarch said, "They have broken the democratic principles of every rule of law and have undermined harmony and coexistence in Catalan society itself, unfortunately coming to divide it". "When I see a country where we have known how to coexist and set a good example to follow around the world", he added, leaving the final part of his sentence to drift, unfinished.

The footballer noted the ability to vote is something he takes seriously.

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