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President of the Catalan regional government Carles Puigdemont (C) speaks flanked by president of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell (2L) and Catalan regional vice-President and chief of Economy and Finance, Oriol Junqueras (2R), to announce that the referendum on independence will be held on October 1, 2017 at the Palau de La Generalitat in Barcelona on June 9, 2017.
The leader of Spain's Catalonia region, where a separatist movement is in full swing, today announced an independence referendum for October 1, in what will exacerbate tensions with Madrid.
 / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
President of the Catalan regional government Carles Puigdemont (C) speaks flanked by president of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell (2L) and Catalan regional vice-President and chief of Economy and Finance, Oriol Junqueras (2R), to announce that the referendum on independence will be held on October 1, 2017 at the Palau de La Generalitat in Barcelona on June 9, 2017.
The leader of Spain's Catalonia region, where a separatist movement is in full swing, today announced an independence referendum for October 1, in what will exacerbate tensions with Madrid.
 / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Madrid advierte de "consecuencias legales" contra independentistas de Cataluña

Flanqueado por funcionarios de su administración, el presidente del gobierno de Cataluña Carles Puigdemont anunció la fecha de referendo y la pregunta exacta que se hará en esa consulta a sus ciudadanos: ¿Quiere que Cataluña sea un estado independiente en forma de república?