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Spain: Anti-independence Catalan MPs storm out of parliament ahead of vote

Spain, Barcelona
October 27, 2017 at 15:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several Members of Parliament who oppose Catalan independence left the parliamentary chamber in Barcelona ahead of a vote on the declaration of independence, Friday.

"These elections have to stop the Brexit which Puigdemont is leading us to," said Carlos Carrizosa, Spokesperson of Ciudadanos in the Catalan Parliament. "This document you have written breaks the holiest thing for people in Catalonia, it breaks the co-existence, it deprives them of their citizenship."

Many of MPs left Spanish and Catalan flags on their pews in their absence.

The vote went ahead and saw 70 representatives voted in favour, with ten against and two abstinences, while Catalan President Carles Puigdemont cast the final of the 82 votes before the Speaker Carme Forcadell declared the result.

It follows the Spanish central government's plans to invoke Article 155 which would impose direct rule by Madrid over Catalonia.

Varios diputados que se oponen a la independencia catalana salieron de la cámara del congreso en Barcelona antes de la votación sobre la declaración de independencia, el viernes.

""Esas elecciones tienen que parar el Brexit al que Puigdemont nos está llevando" dijo Carlos Carrizosa, portavoz de Ciudadanos en el Parlamento de Cataluña. "Este documento que han escrito rompe lo más sagrado de las personas en Cataluña, rompe la convivencia, les priva de su ciudadanía”.

Muchos de los diputados dejaron banderas españolas y catalanas en sus bancos en su ausencia.

La votación se llevó a cabo y 70 diputados votaron a favor de la independencia, con diez en contra y dos abstenciones, con el presidente catalán Carles Puigdemont siendo el último en votar antes de que la presidenta del Parlament Carme Forcadell anunciara el resultado.

Mientras, el Gobierno español continúa con sus planes para invocar el Artículo 155 que impondría un gobierno directo de Madrid sobre Cataluña.

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Several Members of Parliament who oppose Catalan independence left the parliamentary chamber in Barcelona ahead of a vote on the declaration of independence, Friday.

"These elections have to stop the Brexit which Puigdemont is leading us to," said Carlos Carrizosa, Spokesperson of Ciudadanos in the Catalan Parliament. "This document you have written breaks the holiest thing for people in Catalonia, it breaks the co-existence, it deprives them of their citizenship."

Many of MPs left Spanish and Catalan flags on their pews in their absence.

The vote went ahead and saw 70 representatives voted in favour, with ten against and two abstinences, while Catalan President Carles Puigdemont cast the final of the 82 votes before the Speaker Carme Forcadell declared the result.

It follows the Spanish central government's plans to invoke Article 155 which would impose direct rule by Madrid over Catalonia.

Varios diputados que se oponen a la independencia catalana salieron de la cámara del congreso en Barcelona antes de la votación sobre la declaración de independencia, el viernes.

""Esas elecciones tienen que parar el Brexit al que Puigdemont nos está llevando" dijo Carlos Carrizosa, portavoz de Ciudadanos en el Parlamento de Cataluña. "Este documento que han escrito rompe lo más sagrado de las personas en Cataluña, rompe la convivencia, les priva de su ciudadanía”.

Muchos de los diputados dejaron banderas españolas y catalanas en sus bancos en su ausencia.

La votación se llevó a cabo y 70 diputados votaron a favor de la independencia, con diez en contra y dos abstenciones, con el presidente catalán Carles Puigdemont siendo el último en votar antes de que la presidenta del Parlament Carme Forcadell anunciara el resultado.

Mientras, el Gobierno español continúa con sus planes para invocar el Artículo 155 que impondría un gobierno directo de Madrid sobre Cataluña.

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