Spain's constitutional court halts Catalonian referendum

  • The constitutional court of Spain has suspended the Catalonian referendum that was planned for November, reports say.

    The court’s decision comes two days after Artur Mas, the Catalan leader, formally called for an independence vote for the region.

    The court has agreed to hear the central government’s legal challenge to the proposed referendum.

    Describing the vote as “anti-democratic,” Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that a few people cannot be allowed to “deprive everyone else of their rights.”


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