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Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) and CUP (Popular Unity Candidacy) have agreed to hold a meeting of the Board of Spokespeople of the Catalan Parliament this Wednesday. In this meeting, the pro-independence majority will propose a specific plenary assembly to define the consequences of the referendum. This session could be held at the end of this week or the start of the next. They haven't counted out the weekend.

The announcement was made by Lluís Corominas, president of Junts pel Sí, after today's meeting of the Board of Spokespeople. He reiterated yesterday's official statement by Catalan president Carles Puigdemont: they consider the result of the referendum as held to be binding. As such, the Catalan chamber will have to decide "what consequences [the referendum] has". Corominas didn't specify if this would be a unilateral declaration of independence, instead referring to the Law for the Referendum.

On this Wednesday they will establish, on the one hand, the format of this specific plenary assembly and, on the other, the date it will take place. This will "probably" be this week, though they don't discount the weekend, or even the start of next week. "We won't fail all those who went to vote, nor those who couldn't" due to the actions by the Spanish police, said the Junts pel Sí president.

Investigatory Commission

In today's meeting, the Board of Spokespeople discussed a statement condemning the "brutality and violence" of this Sunday. It hasn't been passed, but the objective is to agree on a text. As such, Corominas has promised that they won't "give out" until they see those responsible from politics and the police "in front of criminal courts".

They also studied the possibility of an investigatory commission to demand responsibility for "the political and police parts" from people like Civil Guard colonel Diego Pérez de los Cobos who had been put in charge of the police operation and the Spanish government's delegate to Catalonia, Enric Millo. "Where are the Public Prosecutors now? Why are they not investigating?" wondered Corominas.

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