Spain: Podemos insists on mediation between Spanish and Catalan government

Secretary General of Spain's left-wing Podemos party Pablo Iglesias insisted on mediation between the Spanish and Catalan governments during a meeting with other parties, speaking from Congress, Madrid, on Wednesday. «We want to request to both to agree on a mediation. What does this mean? To sit at a table to discuss exclusively who or which group of people will be the mediator to begin a... Еще political dialogue, that unfortunately has been broken,» said Iglesias during the meeting. He went on to say that Spanish democracy «deserved» the efforts of two governments to appoint mediators and pave the way for dialogue. The meeting was called amidst a spout of pro-Catalan demonstrations on the streets of Barcelona over the past few days. Catalonia held a referendum on October 1 to decide on the region’s independence, with the Spanish government deeming the action 'illegal' and 'unconstitutional.' At least 893 people and 33 police officers were reportedly injured during Sunday’s independence referendum.

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