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News ID: 12776
Publish Date: 9:25 - 08 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 8 -The Constitutional Court of Spain has blocked Catalonia’s latest stab at secession by suspending a referendum law that the Catalan parliament approved on Wednesday to pave the way for an independence vote on October 1.

Spain Constitutional Court blocks Catalan law for independence voteTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -The suspension would remain in effect until the judges consider arguments by the Spanish government that the vote breaches the country’s constitution, court sources said Thursday.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said earlier in the day that he had appealed to the court to declare the independence vote illegal. The Spanish constitution states that the country is indivisible.

According to the Spanish daily El Pais, the Constitutional Court also banned a number of Catalan government officials from partaking in all electoral activities.

Catalan legislators voted for the disputed bill on the referendum and its date late on Wednesday. The date of the plebiscite was confirmed by Regional President Carles Puigdemont.

The Spanish government went out of its way to stop the independence bid.

Spain’s state prosecutor’s office said on Thursday that criminal charges would be filed against leading members of the Catalan parliament for allowing the Wednesday vote.

The government in Madrid punished Catalan politicians for preparing a non-binding ballot on independence in 2014. That referendum saw a low turnout of just over 30 percent.
The Constitutional Court of Spain has blocked Catalonia’s latest stab at secession by suspending a referendum law that the Catalan parliament approved on Wednesday to pave the way for an independence vote on October 1.

The suspension would remain in effect until the judges consider arguments by the Spanish government that the vote breaches the country’s constitution, court sources said Thursday.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said earlier in the day that he had appealed to the court to declare the independence vote illegal. The Spanish constitution states that the country is indivisible.

According to the Spanish daily El Pais, the Constitutional Court also banned a number of Catalan government officials from partaking in all electoral activities.

Catalan legislators voted for the disputed bill on the referendum and its date late on Wednesday. The date of the plebiscite was confirmed by Regional President Carles Puigdemont.

The Spanish government went out of its way to stop the independence bid.

Spain’s state prosecutor’s office said on Thursday that criminal charges would be filed against leading members of the Catalan parliament for allowing the Wednesday vote.

The government in Madrid punished Catalan politicians for preparing a non-binding ballot on independence in 2014. That referendum saw a low turnout of just over 30 percent.

Source:Press TV

Tags
spain ، law ، catalan
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