Speaking the Nations Mind

Catalan Independence Declaration Postponed – Spokeperson


Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont has requested a postponement “given the contacts for an international mediation,” his spokesman Joan Maria Pique told CNN.

Details surrounding the mediation efforts were not immediately clear, and it is not known how long the postponement is expected to last.

The anti-independence Ciudadanos party, the Catalan branch of the Popular Party (PPC), has requested the cancellation of Tuesday’s parliamentary session, according to a document seen by CNN.

The PPC is the Catalan branch of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s party.

It was reported in Barcelona that the tricky question of Catalonia’s independence has divided whole families, pitting fathers against sons, granddaughters against grandmothers.