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Socialists call president not to 'disregard half a country'

"Time has proved us right over risks of not abiding by the law," says Miquel Iceta

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31 January 2019 08:56 AM

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ACN | Manresa

The Catalan Socialists called the president, Quim Torra, to not "disregard half a country" on Wednesday evening in Manresa.

Its leader, Miquel Iceta, reacted to the institutional event to support the relatives of the jailed leaders before them being transferred to Madrid by telling Torra that "more than half Catalonia does not think" like him.

"You cannot disregard the needs, problems and concerns of more than half of the country," he said.

  • "[Independence trial] is the result of the wrong decisions taken by the Catalan and Spanish governments in 2017"

    Miquel Iceta · Catalan Socialists' leader

Yet regarding the event to back the prosecuted officials, Iceta added that his party "respects all the stances being made democratically and civically."

"Independence of the judiciary" in Spain

Concerning the trial, he stated that "it is the result of the wrong decisions taken by the Catalan and Spanish governments in 2017."

"Time has proved us right over the risks of not abiding by the law," said also the head of the Catalan Socialist party.

"We hope we can leave behind the sad ending of a story of chained errors."

For him, the upcoming trial against them in Spain's Supreme Court will be fair as there is "independence of the judiciary" in Spain.

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  • The leader of the Catalan Socialists, Miquel Iceta, in Manresa on January 30, 2019 (by Gemma Aleman)

  • The leader of the Catalan Socialists, Miquel Iceta, in Manresa on January 30, 2019 (by Gemma Aleman)

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