Spain Responds: Considers Puigdemont Speech Declaration Of Independence, "Expected To Apply Article 155"

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said Catalonia should declare independence, but only after talks with Spain. Madrid has fired back, saying the "tacit" declaration was "unacceptable."
Spanish and Catalan flags
The Spanish government rejected what it called an "tacit" declaration of independence by Catalonia on Tuesday evening after Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said the region had won a mandate to declare its independence from Spain, but would first seek talks with Madrid.
"It's unacceptable to make a tacit declaration of independence to then suspend it in an explicit manner," a central government told reporters in Madrid.
The leader of opposition party Ciudadanos in the Catalan parliament, Ines Arrimadas, said the President's claim to have a mandate amounted to a power grab.
"This is a coup. Nobody has recognized the result of the referendum. Nobody in Europe supports what you have just done," she said.
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