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Catalonia Open to Spain's Proposals on Independence Referendum Plan

© AFP 2021 / JOSEP LAGOPresident of the Catalan regional Government Carles Puigdemont leaves after a debate on the government's question of confidence at the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on September 29, 2016
President of the Catalan regional Government Carles Puigdemont leaves after a debate on the government's question of confidence at the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on September 29, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, presented on Monday a plan for the Spanish region's independence referendum and invited the Spanish government to make its proposals on the matter.

People hold Catalan separatist flags known as Esteladas during a gathering to mark the Catalonia day Diada in central Barcelona, Spain, September 11, 2016. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) The plan "does not exclude the possibility for the state to make suggestions," Puigdemont said in Madrid, as quoted by La Vanguardia newspaper.

The head of the Catalan government is said to be ready to discuss everything that concerns the organization of the referendum, including dates, conditions, the wording of the question to vote on, and a possible moratorium on the vote.

Puigdemont has said that a referendum on the region's independence will be held in September 2017.

Catalonia, a Spanish province with an autonomous status, has long sought independence from Spain, but Madrid has repeatedly declined Catalonia’s quest for independence. On November 9, 2014, about 80 percent of the Catalans who took part in a non-binding referendum on the region's status as part of Spain voted in favor of Catalonia becoming an independent state.

Puigdemont, said last Wednesday that he was open to negotiating the terms of a legally binding referendum but he would hold it with or without Spain's consent.

On Thursday, Catalonia's parliament voted in favor of pursuing the referendum on independence.

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