Will Catalonia Declare Independence from Spain Today?
Ten days after the controversial referendum, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont will address the region’s Parliament today, possibly to declare independence from Spain. France, among other European countries, said it would not recognize the independent state.
After a week of social mobilizations and continued political attacks between Madrid and Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia lived yesterday, finally, a day of calm. However, it was only the typical calm that precedes the storm. Everything is possible if this evening, at 6pm local time, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, leader of the separatist government, appears before the regional Parliament to declare unilaterally the independence of Catalonia, as planned.