The referendum has no legal status after being blocked by the Madrid government and Constitutional Court for being at odds with the 1978 constitution, which states that Spain cannot be broken up, and there is little sign of support for Catalan independence in any other part of Spain.
But it has left Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, facing the country’s biggest constitutional crisis in decades if Catalonia moves for secession.
Join live: 10am EAtime, 5/30 https://t.co/g ZT1t77ZML pic.twitter.com/y81hera F71 — Maria Burnett (@Maria HRWAfrica) May 29, 2017 Kenya's elections are scheduled for August 8, 2017.
The campaigns begin next week, amid concerns of political and ethnic tension as well as the lack of accountability for current and past human rights abuses – all precursors to election-related violence since 1992.
The region’s department of health said four people remained in hospital, including two in a serious condition.
On September 1, Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified the August 8 elections, in which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner with over 54 percent of votes.
In compliance with court orders, the IEBC scheduled fresh elections for October 26, the withdrawal of Raila Odinga on October 10 has created uncertainty on whether the elections could take place on the stated date.
The Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, tweeted: ”Violence can never be the answer!
We condemn all forms of violence and reaffirm our call for political dialogue.“ The UN had called on the Spanish authorities not to interfere “with the fundamental rights to freedom of expression, assembly, association, and public participation”.