Spain’s government representative in Catalonia apologised on Friday to people hurt during police efforts to stop the referendum, but blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote.
The Spanish government’s official spokesperson, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, also apologised for the police violence and suggested that new elections in Catalonia might be a way to heal the fracture caused by the disputed referendum.
In Depth: Catalonian Independence Referendum 2017
- Jordi Sànchez in resignation offer to secure release from prison
- Court decision on if Sanchez can attend investiture could go to the wire
- Date of Catalan investiture vote announced as next Monday
- Jordi Sanchez gains Catalan speaker nomination as next regional president
- Puigdemont offers “provisional” resignation from nomination to President
- Guardia Civil report suggests Mossos d’Esquadra assisted Puigdemont flee bid
- Catalan independence parties resume talks to form new government
- Concerns Catalan negotiations grinding to a halt
- Vice President calls for new nominations for Catalan President
- Puigdemont investiture vote postponed, as regional government plans appeal
The announcement came after the Spanish cabinet issued a decree to make it easier for companies to relocate their legal headquarters away from Catalonia as major firms continue to announce relocations.
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