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Catalan party warns Sánchez: if you act like Rajoy, we’ll let your government collapse

PDeCAT leader David Bonvehí demands “political solutions" from the Spanish government

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22 September 2018 11:12 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Pro-independence PDeCAT party will withdraw its support from the Spanish government and let it collapse if president Pedro Sánchez acts the same way towards Catalonia as his predecessor, party leader David Bonvehí said in an interview with the Catalan News Agency (ACN).

Bonvehí demanded "political solutions" and "clear gestures" in order for the Catalan party to back the government’s budget bill in the Spanish parliament.

He demanded that the attorney general, appointed by the Spanish government, withdrew the criminal charges of rebellion that are being used to hold pro-independence leaders behind bars.

Passing the budget bill will be the most crucial vote since Sánchez assumed office last June, when a no-confidence vote against Rajoy was approved with the support of pro-independence parties, among others.

With only 84 MPs out of 350, Sánchez’s Socialists still rely on the broad coalition of parties that helped him oust Rajoy’s conservative government.

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  • PDeCAT leader David Bonvehí (by Guillem Roset)

  • PDeCAT leader David Bonvehí (by Guillem Roset)