Catalan Lawmakers to Meet Tuesday on Vote

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MADRID (AP) — The speaker of Catalonia’s regional parliament has called a Tuesday evening session where the separatist regional leader will answer questions on the turbulent political situation.

Catalonia’s separatist authorities have vowed to use a pro-independence victory in a disputed referendum to go ahead with secession while calling for Spain’s central government to accept a dialogue.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has rejected any negotiation on secession.

There was no mention of any vote in Friday’s call by speaker Carme Forcadell for the new session. Spain’s Constitutional Court had suspended a Catalan parliament meeting set for Monday.

Opposition lawmakers called on separatist parties to respect the session’s agenda and to refrain from using the meeting for introducing a vote on secession.

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