The head of the Spanish Cabinet Mariano Rajoy criticized the desire of the citizens of Catalonia to gain independence from Spain, calling is scheduled for October 1, a referendum on independence illegal.
“In democratic countries vote… listening to the whole society. The map now is not a political requirement, and the Foundation of democracy… I call upon the members of Generalitat of Catalonia to abandon plans for a vote on October 1, as the referendum is impossible to carry out. It was never legal. Let them return to the framework of the law and democracy,” he said.