MADRID (Sputnik) — The Spanish Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday to void the Catalan government’s resolution on secession from the country, as was deemed to contradict the country's constitutional law, local media reported.
The decision, which was made by a panel of 11 judges, was announced officially after much speculation in the media, 24 Horas TV channel said.
Acting Catalan President Artur Mas vowed to continue the process of breaking away from Spain despite the Spanish Constitutional Court ruling to suspend the secession after an appeal from Madrid.
Catalonia has long sought independence from Spain, accusing Madrid of constraining its economic and cultural autonomy. Madrid has repeatedly said that Catalonia’s separation from Spain is against the country’s Constitution.