- Catalonia is expected to declare its independence from Spain on Monday, October 4
- This follows a controversial referendum which saw more than 90% of the region’s population voting in favor of independence from Spain
- Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan leader, stated that since the referendum, he already feels like the president of a free country
As Catalonia pushes forward with its bid to break away from Spain, government sources have stated that the region would declare its independence on Monday, October 9, UK Express reports.
The declaration of independence from Spain is expected to follow a debate and vote by pro-independence politicians in the Catalan parliament.
NAIJ.com gathers that the lawmakers will attend to the issue as the first order of business on Monday.
While looking forward to the move, Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan leader, stated that since the region conducted its controversial referendum which saw more than 90% of the population voting in favor of independence from Spain, he has been feeling like the president of a free country.
He stated: “I already feel as a president of a free country where millions of people have made an important decision.”
However, the Spanish government insists that the referendum was illegal; and it is not yet clear how it would react to the declaration of independence on Monday.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that emergency services in Catalonia reported scores of injuries suffered by Catalans in clashes with the Spanish police determined to stop voting in a referendum for independence.
The injuries to people occurred as riot police stormed voting stations to stop the referendum on independence from Spain.
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