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Catalan leader signs document declaring independence from Spain

11 October 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and other regional politicians signed a document declaring Catalonia's independence from Spain. But it was unclear if the document would have any legal value. On the other hand, catalan opposition parties slammed regional President Carles Puigdemont.

There were also splits within the pro-independence parties in the Catalan parliament, with some wanting radical action and others being more peace-making.