Spain's Catalonia to call off freedom vote
14 October 2014, 09:20
Madrid - The leader of Spain's Catalonia region will call off a planned referendum on independence from Spain planned for 9 November and will instead look for alternatives to consult Catalans through other mechanisms, Spanish media said on Monday.
The referendum had been suspended by Spain's constitutional court, but the regional government of Catalonia had until now not decided whether to go ahead with the planned vote.
A spokesperson for Catalan president Artur Mas declined to comment on the news. The spokesperson said Mas would give a press conference on Tuesday at 08:00 GMT.