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The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has called the push for independence "nonsense" and vowed to use the full power of the country's judiciary to block any move towards independence.

In recent years, Rajoy has repeatedly turned to the country's constitutional court to close down moves towards secession, backed by the Spanish constitution, which does not allow regions to unilaterally decide on sovereignty.

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