Over 80% of voters back Catalan independence

2,345,144 people voted for Catalan independence in a non biding referendum last 9th of November. Spanish government describes Catalan vote as “sterile and useless”. Over 80% of voters chose independence.

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Jordi Albacete

More than two million citizens in Catalonia, and abroad, took part in a  vote for  independence, defying an official ban from the central government and the highest court in Madrid.

6,700 polling stations were open despite the Constitutional Court declared ilegal this public consultation, which was previously approved by 80% of the members in the Catalan parliament.

40,000 volunteers staffed the polling stations since public workers were threatened with prosecution if they took part.

We will analyse this current affair in our next issue in December.

Find out more about the process for independence in Catalonia in the following videos (published by Russian Television and Al Jazeera).

[youtube height=”390″ width=”1000″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jMMP6MBLWU?enablejsapi=1[/youtube]

 

[youtube height=”390″ width=”1000″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJdcUkSrYFs?enablejsapi=1[/youtube]

 

 

Autor: Jordi Albacete

I am an environmental journalist. My passion for the protection of human and environmental rights has been inspired by research led journalism. My ambition is to communicate and inspire people to make positive changes in the environment. Twitter @albacetejordi or Linkedin.

Periodista medioambiental. Mi pasión por la protección de los derechos humanos y medioambientales se ha forjado a través de la investigación periodística. Mi objetivo es comunicar e inspirar a la gente para hacer cambios positivos y proteger el medioambiente. Twitter @albacetejordi o Linkedin.

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