Catalan independence referendum, 2017

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Pro-independence supporters in Barcelona on 11 September 2017.

The 2017 Catalan independence referendum 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". 9 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. "El independentismo inicia su campaña en Tarragona pese a las advertencias del Constitucional". 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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