October 27, 2017 / 1:40 PM / a year ago

Spain's Rajoy calls for calm, says rule of law will be restored in Catalonia

MADRID, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday called for calm in a tweet posted minutes after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from the rest of the country in a disputed vote that will likely be declared illegal.

“I ask for calm from all Spaniards. The rule of law will restore legality in Catalonia,” Rajoy wrote. (Reporting by Inmaculada Sanz; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Julien Toyer)

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