Spain: Catalan president calls on EU support for referendum

Letter to EU-27 leaders cites 'democratic process'

02 January, 19:44

    Catalonian regional President Artur Mas Catalonian regional President Artur Mas

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID - Catalan government chief Artur Mas on Thursday wrote a letter to EU-27 leaders and 20 non-EU presidents requesting support for a referendum on Catalan independence this year. The letter published by media today is dated December 20 and is translated into several languages.

    Recipients include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and French President Francois Hollande. ''I trust I can count on you to support this democratic and peaceful process'', the Convergence and Union (CiU) party chairman wrote.

    The referendum set for November 8 contains two questions that were agreed upon by the three Catalan leftist independence parties (ERC, ICV and CUP) on December 12. (ANSAmed).

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