Catalan parties react to Puigdemont's speech

The leader in Catalonia of the Spanish ruling party said that "there won't be an independent republic of Catalonia"

The head of opposition, Inés Arrimadas
The head of opposition, Inés Arrimadas / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

October 10, 2017 11:12 PM

After Puigdemont's speech, all the political parties have replied in Parliament. The head of the opposition, Inés Arrimadas, said that "a declaration in instalments is the same as a declaration of independence." In fact, she even compared Puigdemont's speech with a coup d'état.

"This has been the chronicle of a foretold coup, of a coup to democracy, to common sense, to this Parliament, to our Statute of Autonomy. And above all, a coup against a common project called Spain and EU," she added.

The leader of the Socialists, Miquel Iceta, hinted that the president's speech was not clear. "Let’s see if I understood right: you assume a mandate that I challenge. At the same time you propose suspending a declaration that you haven’t made. It is complex," he told Puigdemont.