Spain’s PM proposes referendum on greater Catalan autonomy

 Spain’s PM proposes referendum on greater Catalan autonomy

Catalan estelada flags waving on a balcony. Photo: pxhere.



Spain’s prime minister has proposed holding a referendum in Catalonia on greater autonomy for the wealthy region but ruled out allowing a vote on independence as demanded by Catalan leaders.

Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez — who since coming to power in June has attempted to defuse tensions over Catalonia’s independence drive by holding talks with the region’s separatist president Quim Torra — told radio Cadena Ser that dialogue should lead to “a vote… on the reinforcement of Catalonia’s autonomy”.

“It is a referendum for autonomy, not for self-determination,” he added, without giving a timeline for the proposed vote.

But Torra, who was being interviewed at the same time by Catalan public television, said “Catalonia’s right to self-determination could not be swept under the carpet.”

“The independence process is irreversible,” he told the station, Presstv Reported.

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