The pro-independence parties to consultation in Catalonia, meeting with the regional president Artur Mas, agreed this Friday to keep the convening despite its suspension by the Spanish Constitutional Court.
“It has been agreed as follows: to keep the convening with the will of the citizens to participate and exercise their right to vote on November 9,” said the Catalan government spokesman Francesc Homs in Barcelona.
Similarly, the Catalan government had formalized, hours before, the creation of a “supervisory board,” similar to an electoral board to oversee the inquiry, challenging the temporary ban once again.
The Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy is firmly opposed to the Catalan query considering that it violates the national sovereignty and appealed its convocation to the Constitutional Court.
Thus, the Spanish government will also challenge in the Constitutional Court the creation of the electoral board, which he denounced as a “breach” of the law, announced his number two and spokeswoman, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría.