Catalan Address Delayed After Last-Minute Attempts at Mediation

Puigdemont Proposes to Suspend Independence Vote Result

Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont’s address to lawmakers in Barcelona was delayed amid an eleventh-hour attempt to broker a deal that pulls the separatist region back from a break with Spain.

The speech to the Catalan parliament, scheduled for 6 p.m., was put back at Puigdemont’s request to allow international mediation efforts, according to a Catalan government spokesman.

Puigdemont is due to address the parliament on the outcome of an Oct. 1 referendum on independence ruled illegal by Spain’s Constitutional Court.

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