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Catalonia Declares Independence: What Happens Next?

Stella Lenzie, World News

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At first, they were an independent peninsula, with their own language, their own customs. Then in 1150 they were under the territory of Spain, and have been since. ‘ 

Until 2014 when they held a vote to see how many of their citizens wished for them to be their own state.  

This was easy for them to do, because they stopped being part of Spain’s government and have had their own since 1931. The economic crisis called for more calling for o independence. But the Constitutional Court in Madrid squashed their outcries, declaring that there was no legal basis for them to recognise them as a nation within Spain. 

The Catalan authorities went through with the vote in 2017, leading to violence inside and around polling stations as Spanish security forces seized ballot boxes and attempted to close down the vote. They said that 2.26 million votes had been counted, with 90 per cent in favor of independence. 

Spain is not at all happy at this point, they have currently called for most of the government officials to appear in the High Court.  

The Catalan leaders are yet to be formally charged. They were accused of rebellion – which carries a maximum 30-year jail term – as well as sedition and misuse of funds. 

However, some of them didn’t show up for their hearings, causing the Spanish state prosecutor to ask for the arrest of the former president. 

A judge will decide whether the officials should go to jail, pending an investigation that could potentially lead to a trial. She can also grant them conditional bail and order them to surrender their passports. 

Their hearings have been postponed until November 9th.

UPDATE: 

The President of Catalonia gave an interview from his self-imposed Belgian exile, and in said interview he tried to re-negotiate putting increased autonomy back on the table.

Autonomy in a company is employees being able to control their work situation. In government however, it’s referring to subjecting oneself to moral law. An example is, “It’s wrong to break the law, so don’t speed on the freeway.”

But, that raises the question, “Is Spain willing to put a deal on the table for Catalonia, that the independent representatives would be willing to accept?”

We’re not entirely sure yet, but the Catalonian government has scheduled a regional election for December 21st, which will try to see how many of their population is willing to go to such lengths to gain something from this mess.

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