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Spain's Prime Minister: We will not accept an independence referendum for Catalonia again


Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said there would never be a self-determination referendum in Catalonia again, saying: "The Socialist Workers' Party will never accept it."


Sanchez rejected this possibility in his appearance before the plenary session of Congress, where he explained the reasons for the amnesty for nine pro-independence leaders, and said: "There will be no referendum on self-determination unless those who defend it can persuade three-fifths of this House to amend Article 2 of the Constitution and the Spaniards ratify On this change by referendum. The Socialist Workers' Party will never accept it," according to the Spanish newspaper, "Larazon".


Catalonia is the second most populous of the 17 autonomous communities in Spain, located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula, with a population of more than 7 and a half million people who live in the four provinces that make it up: Barcelona, ​​Girona, Lleida and Tarragona . The city of Barcelona and its metropolitan area brings together two-thirds of the population of Catalonia.


The current Catalan president, Pierre Aragones, chose the dialogue with the Spanish government, and said that "the resumption of dialogue on the political dispute between the two governments will take place in the third week of September in Barcelona."


Thus, the new Catalan president has formalized the resumption of negotiations, explaining that they will address several issues such as "infrastructures, European funds and investments" of the central state in the region.


The nine Catalan independence leaders, the prisoners pardoned by the Spanish government, began to leave the prisons where they were serving sentences, after the Supreme Court ordered their release.

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