Spain threatens Catalonia: there won’t be any democratic referendum like in Scotland

 Catalonia will hold a referendum on independence next November, its president recently announced, setting it on a collision course with the oficial regime in Madrid which has vowed to block it. Catalan democratic parties in the northeastern region finally agreed the wording of the plebiscite which will be held on November 9, 2014. Artur Mas, President of Catalonia, said two questions will be asked: “Do you want Catalonia to be a state?” and “Do you want that state to be independent?” demonstrator-jaume-sant

   But Spain’s justice minister was quick to insist that no such vote would be allowed to take place because it would violate the Spanish constitution and many Spanish laws. People in Scotland will have the right to decide if they want to keep their actual british status or they don’t, but people in Catalonia will no see any democratic solution to the Catalonia/Spain conflict because Spanish laws don’t allow it. Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon said “the poll will not be held,” minutes after Mr Mas announced that an agreement had been reached among all democratic parties for the wording and date of the referendum.


The Catalan independence movement has gained strength as Spain became mired in economic crisis with many in the traditionally wealthy region smarting at austerity measures imposed by the regime sited Madrid.


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