Spain Prepares For Another Catalan Independence Push
The regional elections in Spain’s Catalonia province could be a proxy for the region’s independence. It needs a majority in the regional Parliament.By Mari Jo Valero | September 2, 2015
The wealthiest region in Spain wants independence, and it may come soon if separatists win regional elections on Sept. 27. This election could be the break the Catalan independence movement has been waiting forever since the country emerged from dictatorship 40 years ago.
Catalan President Artur Mas, who is also the leader of the separatist movement, signed a decree last month calling for early regional elections that would speed up the chance for independence in the region. But to win independence, the separatists must win a majority in the regional Parliament and then submit their declaration to Madrid. The election is the stepping stone to gaining independence through political means. (Video via Antena 3)
The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, claims the move for independence would be unconstitutional, while the separatists disagree. (Video via Europa Press)