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Spain: Catalan indy ref a “total success” says Artur Mas01:15

Spain: Catalan indy ref a “total success” says Artur Mas

Spain, Barcelona
November 9, 2014 at 06:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Catalonian President Artur Mas stated that the non-binding Catalan self-determination referendum was a "total success" during a press conference in Barcelona, Sunday.

Mas claimed that over 2 million people went to the polls to express their view on the political future of the Catalonian region and said Madrid had reacted with "contempt and intolerance" and "political short-sightedness".

During the press conference, Mas also said that the symbolic referendum was just a step forward and admitted the possibility of calling for general elections in case Madrid continues to refuse talks of a legal referendum in the future.

Although Madrid considers the vote illegitimate, Catalans still hit the polls to answer two questions: whether they want Catalonia to be a state and whether they want that state to be independent from Madrid creating a new European country.

Provisional results are expected to be delivered on Monday but Catalans will have the chance to cast their vote until November 25.

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Catalonian President Artur Mas stated that the non-binding Catalan self-determination referendum was a "total success" during a press conference in Barcelona, Sunday.

Mas claimed that over 2 million people went to the polls to express their view on the political future of the Catalonian region and said Madrid had reacted with "contempt and intolerance" and "political short-sightedness".

During the press conference, Mas also said that the symbolic referendum was just a step forward and admitted the possibility of calling for general elections in case Madrid continues to refuse talks of a legal referendum in the future.

Although Madrid considers the vote illegitimate, Catalans still hit the polls to answer two questions: whether they want Catalonia to be a state and whether they want that state to be independent from Madrid creating a new European country.

Provisional results are expected to be delivered on Monday but Catalans will have the chance to cast their vote until November 25.

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