According to him, the Constitution does not provide for the right to independence of any part of the territory of Spain. In this sense, as Sánchez said, the Catalan authorities can demand anything, but Madrid will not consent to such a vote.
Thus, the President of the Government responded to the statements by the head of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonés, who expressed the day before that he hoped that next year Catalonia could reach an agreement with the central authorities of Spain for the holding of a future referendum on self-determination region of.
However, Sánchez expressed his position on this issue earlier. A couple of weeks ago he said that the question of the independence of Catalonia is closed.
Let us remember that, despite the prohibition of the Constitutional Court, the authorities of the region organized and held a referendum on October 1, 2017, in which the inhabitants of Catalonia, who participated in the vote, voted for independence from Spain. When the Parliament of Catalonia passed a resolution declaring an independent republic, Madrid seized control of the region, separatist leaders fled abroad or were arrested and later convicted. However, at present they have already been released under amnesty, but almost no one has returned to big politics.