1253 GMT February 20, 2018
Madrid fears he will call on the assembly for a unilateral declaration of independence. It was after all what he originally promised if his secessionist campaign won, euronews.com reported.
In an interview last week he told reporters that he will carry out what was planned in the referendum legislation.
But in Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, Mayor Ada Colau has advised against proclaiming independence on the basis of disputed referendum results.
“In today’s context the results from October 1 (referendum) cannot serve as a reason to declare independence. But constitute an opportunity to open a dialogue with international mediation.”