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Spain PM Rajoy demands clarity from Catalan leader

  • 11 October 2017
  • From the section Europe

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Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he has asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm whether or not he has declared independence.

He said this was necessary before the Spanish government could take other measures.

On Tuesday Mr Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence, but halted implementation to allow negotiations.

Mr Rajoy accused Mr Puigdemont of creating “deliberate confusion” and said he wanted to restore “certainty”.

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