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  Tishrei 21, 5778 , 11/10/17

Spain gives Catalan leader five days to clarify independence

The Spanish government has given Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont five days to decide whether he will declare independence following a recent referendum. Should he refuse to do so, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed to suspend the region’s autonomy and impose direct rule.

Puigdemont signed a document declaring independence from Spain on Tuesday but delayed its implementation.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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