October 10, 2017 / 8:17 PM / a year ago

Spain's Socialist leader to meet PM as Catalonia signs independence document

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Socialist opposition leader Pedro Sanchez was on his way to meet Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Madrid on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the party said, as Catalan officials signed a document declaring independence.

FILE PHOTO: Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez speaks during the national congress in Madrid, Spain June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

It was not clear whether the document, which followed a largely symbolic declaration in parliament in Barcelona, had any legal basis.

Reporting by Andres Gonzalez; Writing by Isla Binnie; editing by Jesus Aguado

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