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Spanish court bans Catalonian parliament from holding possible separation session

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The Spanish Constitutional Court has aborted the Catalonian regional parliament’s sitting of Monday, October 9, during which the region’s separation from Spain could be declared as the court would such a move would breach the country’s constitution.

Carles Puigdemont, the regional president of Catalonia, had noted that he could make such a declaration at next week’s session.

British public broadcaster BBC reports that in the court’s ruling of Thursday, October 5, it agreed toa challenge not from the government in Madrid, but by the Socialists’ Party of Catalonia, which opposes secession from Spain and has 13 MPs in the 135-seat regional parliament.

The court reasoned that allowing the regional parliament to gather and declare independence would breach the rights of the party’s MPs.

Puigdemont stated on Sunday, October 1, when the Catalonian independence referendum took place: «With this day of hope and suffering, the citizens of Catalonia have won the right to an independent state in the form a republic. My government, in the next few days will send the results of today’s vote to the Catalan parliament, where the sovereignty of our people lies, so that it can act in accordance with the law of the referendum»

Catalan officials later announced 90% of those who voted backed independence in Sunday’s vote and that the turnout was 42.3%, even though hundreds of voters were injured as police used force to try to block voting.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has remained defiant and stated: «At this hour I can tell you in the strongest terms what you already know and what we have seen throughout this day. There has not been a referendum on self-determination in Catalonia»

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  1. fidelio says:

    Is there a reason my Post is being Deleted?

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  2. fidelio says:

    i’ve chosen this site because i thought it did not suppresses comments, quite odd. let’s see..

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  3. Fidelio says:

    90% of the population chose Sovereignty and would have been more (94-95%) if not “injured as police used force to try to block voting” They have not forgotten since 1935.

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  4. fidelio says:

    LOL, my whole comments are not being allowed to post, I’m having to break them into separate messages. why make a person do this?

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  5. fidelio says:

    Most disgusting, my comments are being suppressed, I thought Baltic-News Network was better then that! *LOL*

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  6. fidelio says:

    This site will not let me post historical facts, quite pathetic.

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  7. fedelio says:

    Too bad, Soc-ialist party, 90% of the population chose Sovereignty and would have been more (94-95%) if not “injured as police used force to try to block voting” They have not forgotten since 1935.
    The WWII Germans were Soc-ialists, if you did not know that, German Soc-ialist Workers Party.
    Com-munism, Fas-cism, and Soc-ialism are all on the left.(most government) The center is a Constitutional Republic, the right is Anarchy (Absence of government). That’s what a political dialectic Left to Right is.
    Chose either left or right and submit to the Hegelian Dialectic.

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  8. fedelio says:

    Ahha! I found the key! LOL. My apologies for the mess of the comment section.

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  9. mira says:

    why make a person put dashes between words that are used in the article?

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  10. Fidelio says:

    Again, I’d like to apologize to BNN, they did not directly censor me, it was an automatic algorithm that blocked my post. oddly, the word that is blocked, is in the article, hence my reply contained it. no offense intended ;)

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