The Catalonian authorities announced Wednesday they will not step back on their pledge to hold an independence referendum in 2017.

 

 

Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont and Vice President Oriol Junqueras made a joint statement on Wednesday in which they promised not to go back on their pledge of holding a referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain later this year.

 

“There is only one thing which we will not do: refrain from voting this year,” Puigdemont and Junqueras said in an article published in French Le Soir newspaper.

 

The leaders added that it was not the differences of Spain and Catalonia which attribute to the desired separation, but rather the “absence of agreement to solve them.”

 

 

 

 

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