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Spain: Civil Guard curbs electronic vote in raid on Catalonia’s telecommunications centre ahead of referendum01:17

Spain: Civil Guard curbs electronic vote in raid on Catalonia’s telecommunications centre ahead of referendum

Spain, Barcelona
September 30, 2017 at 12:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spanish Civil Guard personnel raided the Centre of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Generalitat de Catalunya (CTTI) on Saturday, in an attempt to ensure all applications and computer services allowing electronic vote in the Catalan referendum have been blocked following a Supreme Court ruling the previous day.A helicopter flew over the area to ensure the operation would not be disrupted. The Spanish government has deemed the referendum, which is set to take place on October 1, "illegal." The Constitutional Court suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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Spanish Civil Guard personnel raided the Centre of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Generalitat de Catalunya (CTTI) on Saturday, in an attempt to ensure all applications and computer services allowing electronic vote in the Catalan referendum have been blocked following a Supreme Court ruling the previous day.A helicopter flew over the area to ensure the operation would not be disrupted. The Spanish government has deemed the referendum, which is set to take place on October 1, "illegal." The Constitutional Court suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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