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Adams congratulates Catalans on 'inspiring' demonstration of democracy

28 September, 2015 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has congratulated pro-independence parties who have won a clear majority in yesterday's regional election in Catalonia.

Gerry Adams said:

“I wish to congratulate the people of Catalonia and the Catalan independence movement for this inspiring demonstration of democratic power with 1.9 million citizens supporting pro-independence parties. 

“There is now a clear mandate for an independent Catalan state and an unstoppable demand for a referendum on independence.

“I urge the Spanish government to immediately enter into formal negotiations with Catalan representatives on this issue.

“The voice of the Catalan people must be heard.” 

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