A referendum on Catalan independence will not be declared in the Cabinet of Spain

© RIA Novosti / Elena Shesternina in fotoannunci action on the streets of Barcelona in support of the referendum for independence and the secession of Catalonia from Spain. 12 September 2017A referendum on Catalan independence will not be declared in the Cabinet of Spain© RIA Novosti / Elena Shesternina the image Bank

A referendum on Catalan independence on 1 October will not be, stated the official representative of the government of Spain Indigo méndez de Vigo.

Speaking at a press conference following the meeting of the Council of Ministers, de Vigo said that «October 1, no referendum will be.» He also said that the organization of the referendum based on «illegal actions» of the local government. Previously de Vigo also criticized the government of Catalonia, stating that in anticipation of the «makeshift» of a referendum in the region is «organizational chaos.»

On 1 October, the government of Catalonia plan to hold a referendum in which the citizens of the region asked to vote for or against the region’s independence from Spain. Spain’s constitutional court had earlier suspended all documents regarding the vote for independence on October 1, generalities and adopted by the Catalan Parliament. Thus, all further actions of the Catalan authorities on the preparation of the referendum illegal, the Spanish government previously has repeatedly stated that the referendum has no legal force.

According to polls, the independence of Catalonia supports 41% of the population of the Autonomous community, 49% oppose. For a referendum on the status of the Autonomous community are 80% of Catalans, but most of them believe that voting should be coordinated with the Central authorities in Madrid. The vote, which the government of Catalonia is going to hold on October 1, according to 60% of Catalans, is not legitimate and may not have any legal consequences.

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