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Far-left pro-independence CUP will not back Catalan budget

Party announces it will work to "not consolidate" government, which will need support of parties not calling for independence

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20 October 2018 03:00 PM

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ACN | Palamós

The far-left pro-independence CUP party will not back the Catalan 2019 budget, which obliges the government to negotiate its spending plan with parties non-aligned in the national issue or explicitly unionist, something which hasn't happened since 2012.

In a meeting of dozens of its officials, the CUP decided to not negotiate the 2019 spending plan with the Catalan government.

What's more it will work to "not consolidate" Quim Torra's executive.

Now the cabinet will need to negotiate with Catalunya en Comú Podem, Spanish Podemos' allies in Catalonia, which are ambiguous over the independence issue, or alternatively with unionist Socialists.

Yet the Catalan president said earlier in October that the CUP and Catalunya en Comú were its only preferences to negotiate the spending plan.

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  • Meeting of CUP leadership in Palamós on October 20, 2018 (by Gerard Vilà)

  • Meeting of CUP leadership in Palamós on October 20, 2018 (by Gerard Vilà)

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