Spain PM says Catalonia independence vote will not take place
MADRID Dec 12 (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday a proposed vote on the independence of the north-eastern region of Catalonia from the rest of Spain would not take place and is unconstitutional.
"Any discussion or debate on this is out of the question," Rajoy said during a joint news conference with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
Separatist parties in Catalonia on Thursday set Nov. 9 next year as the date for a proposed independence referendum.
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