Pedro Sánchez denies Catalonia a Basque-style tax deal because it would prevent interregional solidarity

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Pedro Sánchez (Diari Ara)

Pedro Sánchez, the leader of Spain’s PSOE, is certain that anyone who claims 2016 will be the year of Catalan independence is mistaken because most Catalans are keen to give Spain “another chance”. “Mark my words”, he said during an interview with Catalan radio station RAC1.

He added that the socialist party is taking the 2.5 million Catalans who cast a ballot in the mock independence vote of November 9th “very seriously”. That is why he supports a constitutional reform, he added.

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