Spain gives Catalans till Thursday to clarify independence stance

2017-10-16 20:19
Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont. (Pau Barrena, AFP)

Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont. (Pau Barrena, AFP)

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Madrid - Spain's central government said on Monday that Catalan president Carles Puigdemont had not clarified whether or not he declared independence, urging him to do so "clearly" by Thursday at 10:00am (08:00 GMT).

"The government regrets that the president of the Catalan government has decided not to respond to the request made by the government," Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told a news conference, adding "what was asked and what we are asking for is clarity".

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