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Referendum results are not enough guarantee to declare independence - Barcelona mayor

10 October 2017

In Spain, Catalonian independence is still in limbo. Barcelona's mayor said the results of referendum are not enough to declare the independence of Catalonia. She urged Spain's Prime Minister to help decrease tension by removing the police deployed to Catalonia for the referendum and by ruling out any application of article 155 of the Spanish constitution.

BARCELONA MAYOR, ADA COLAU said "I ask you (Mariano Rajoy), as a gesture of state responsibility and because citizens don't want more tension, to contribute to decreasing this tension. I ask you to discard the 155 article and I ask you to immediately revert the intervention on the Catalan institutions and to withdraw the extra police deployed in Catalonia. These are indispensable steps to open a dialogue and recover institutional normality."