“The Constitutional court suspended in a record time the 9-N” referendum, writes El Periodico, after the reception of the appeal by Madrid government against the Catalan bill on referenda and the decree calling for the consultation on Catalonia’s independence, set for 9 November and signed on 27 September by Catalan president Artur Mas. The Court issued its decision in record time because of "’the constitutional and political significanc’" of the Catalan challenge ‘for Spanish society as a whole and especially for Catalonia’", the paper says.
*El Periódico adds that the Court —
agrees to suspend the [Catalan] measures and gives 15 to the Catalan government and parliament as well as the national parliament to present their remarks against the decision. The Catalan government has already announced it will appeal.