Barcelona / The President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, affirms -in the response letter sent to Mariano Rajoy- that “if the State Government persists in preventing dialogue and in continuing the repression,”the Parliament” of Catalonia may proceed, if it considers it appropriate, to vote the formal declaration of independence that did not vote on October 10.” The text of the letter from the President of the Generalitat is as follows:
Dear President Rajoy,
The people of Catalonia, on 1 October, decided independence in a referendum with the endorsement of a high percentage of voters. A percentage greater than that which has allowed the United Kingdom to start the Brexit process and with a greater number of Catalan people than the Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia voted.
On October 10, the Parliament held a session to assess the outcome of the referendum and its effects; and where I proposed to leave in suspense the effects of that popular mandate.
I did it to foster dialogue which political and social institutions and leaders from all over Europe and the rest of the world have repeatedly sent it to you and me. In this regard, in my letter of Monday, I proposed to hold a meeting that has not yet been attended.
Similarly, the request to reverse repression has not been met either. On the contrary, it has increased and has led to the admission to prison of the president of Òmnium Cultural and the president of the Catalan National Assembly, institutions of proven civic, peaceful and democratic trajectory.
This suspension is still in force. The decision to apply article 155 corresponds to the State Government, with prior authorization from the Senate. Despite all these efforts and our willingness to dialogue, that the only answer is the suspension of autonomy, indicates that we are not aware of the problem and do not want to speak.
Finally, if the State Government persists in preventing dialogue and continuing repression, the Parliament of Catalonia may proceed, if it deems it appropriate, to vote the formal declaration of independence that did not vote on October 10.
Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó
(October 19, 2017, EFE/Practica Español)
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Estimado Sr. Gómez,
Realizar una conclusión.
Realizar la presentación del motivo de nuestra carta.
Realizar una explicación detallada del motivo de nuestra carta.
Con mucho cariño,