Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaría made a brief statement on the situation in Catalonia on Tuesday evening, announcing that Mariano Rajoy had called an extraordinary cabinet meeting for tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.
She said the government could not accept the validity of anything decided on the basis of the suspended Catalan law.
"Neither Mr. Puigdemont nor anyone else can reach conclusions based on a law that does not exist."
Mr. Rajoy met with Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez at the Prime Minister's office, Moncloa, on Tuesday evening.
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