Catalonia pushes ahead with independence referendum

Madrid believes the Catalan independence referendum, scheduled for Sunday, is already “annulled by the rule of law,” government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said on Saturday.

“The referendum is not legal and has no international support, no electoral union, no ballot papers, no census, no tables, and today we also know that there is no electronic count of the possible results,” according to de Vigo.

The court ruled that 29 applications which could be used to count the votes were to be blocked, while the Civil Guard raided the Center of Telecommunications and Technologies of Information (CTTI) to enforce the ruling.