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2017 Catalan independence referendum

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Pro-independence supporters in Barcelona on 11 September 2017.

The 2017 Catalan independence referendum (Catalan: Referèndum sobre la independència de Catalunya de 2017) is a independence referendum that occurred in Catalonia on 1 October 2017.[1] Political parties that do not want independence will boycott the referendum.

The referendum is illegal according to the Spanish constitution.[2] The Constitutional Court of Spain suspended the referendum on 7 September 2017. The Catalonia government said the court order was not valid, and got support from 750 of 948 municipalities.[3][4] This led to the 2017 Spanish constitutional crisis.

The Government of Spain opposes Catalan independence.[5] However, the Catalan government says it has the right to independence. Catalonia has not gotten any international support.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jones, Sam (9 June 2017). "Catalonia calls independence referendum for October". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. Duarte, Esteban (11 September 2017). "Catalan Separatists Plot Show of Force in Battle With Madrid". Bloomberg. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. "Catalan independence vote divides region's mayors". Reuters.com. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. "El independentismo inicia su campaña en Tarragona pese a las advertencias del Constitucional". 20minutos.es. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. "Spanish Government rejects Puigdemont's proposal to hold a binding referendum". Catalan News Agency. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

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