The Catalan First Minister, Carles Puigdemont, refuses to say how many voters his regional government will consider legitimate for interpreting the results of the independence referendum that he still insists will go ahead this Sunday.

In interviews with the [Associated Press][ap] and [El Diario][ed] published on Wednesday evening, the Catalan leader said there was a "larger majority than before" that wants to vote.

“Today we are closer to a massive (turnout for the) referendum than we were one month ago”, he told AP, without getting into specifics.

In El Diario, he also suggested ...