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While a declaration of independence is not certain, the separatist coalition government in Catalonia is fiercely debating the next steps towards independence after winning the region's controversial vote for secession.

They waved Spanish and Catalan flags and carried banners saying "Together we are stronger" and "Catalonia is Spain". This "legal position" establishes the principle according to which a State born out of secession within the EU would not automatically be considered as part of the Union.

"We have said yes to so many mediation options that have been proposed", he said. Rajoy has warned Catalonia not to act on an October 1 independence referendum.

Speaking to Catalonia's TV3 television station, Puigdemont said: "The declaration of independence, that we don't call a "unilateral" declaration of independence, is foreseen in the referendum law as an application of the results".

A spokesman for the Catalan parliament told CNN that the session will take place at 6pm CET, and Mr Puigdemont will give members an update on the "current political situation".

Pressure mounted on Monday against Catalan plans to declare independence after hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied to defend Spanish unity.

Opinion polls have consistently suggested more Catalans favor remaining in Spain than declaring independence. The latest crisis has raised fears of unrest in Catalonia, a northeastern region about the size of Belgium that is home to 7.5 million people and accounts for a fifth of Spain's economy.

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The Catalan government had previously said it would declare independence within 48 hours of a yes vote in the referendum. A month ago, a million people rallied in the city to support independence.

Puigdemont is set to appear in the parliament of Catalonia on Tuesday after Monday meeting was suspended by the Spanish Constitutional Court.

Without a declaration of independence, Puigdemont risks seeing "the momentum behind Catalan independence fizzle out anticlimactically as he ignores his own referendum", the TS Lombard analysts wrote.

Far-right protesters broke into Fascist chants and performed Nazi salutes during protests across Spain held over the Catalan independence referendum.

Whatever happens this week, it's clear that there are deep divisions over the issue, not only between Madrid and Barcelona, but within Catalonia as well.

The vote, which was won by the Yes side, was broken up by police, who beat voters with batons. He said this includes the use of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which would allow the central government to take control of the governance of a region "if the regional government does not comply with the obligations of the Constitution".

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