Spain calls to summon Catalan mayors over independence vote

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Spain’s state prosecutor has summoned all 700-plus Catalan mayors who have backed an independence referendum, as Madrid seeks to block the separatist vote it has declared illegal.

If the mayors do not answer the summons, police should arrest them, the prosecutor said in a letter delivered to local authorities on Wednesday. Officials engaging in any preparations for the vote could face charges of civil disobedience, abuse of office and misuse of public funds, the letter said.

Catalonia ‘s regional parliament passed laws last week to prepare for a referendum on Oct 1....


Spain calls to summon Catalan mayors over independence vote


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