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27 September 2017, 12:38 | Floyd Cook
Basque leader urges Madrid to allow independence votes
Officers from the Guardia Civil police force also paid a visit to several town halls to ask them to hand over documents related to the banned vote on October 1, the Association of Pro-Independence Municipalities told AFP.
For this reason some are now sitting up and looking out for the next potential flare-point - Spain's Catalonia region where seperatists are pushing for independence.
The Spanish region aims to carry out an independence referendum Sunday, but the national government believes that this goes against the constitution and it is therefore illegal.
But the US President became more ambiguous hinting the Catalans would not stand for their referendum vote to be blocked.
The Spanish Interior Ministry in Madrid said on Tuesday the order to note down the personal details of officials was given to police by the top state prosecutor in Catalonia.
The officials said Catalonia lacked a proper election commission, ballot boxes, ballot papers, a transparent census and election material, and other material needed to hold the vote.
The Spanish prosecutor has previously warned that Catalan officials involved in the preparation of the referendum on independence could be charged with disobedience, abuse of power and embezzlement of public funds.
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