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This isn't silly

Posted by
Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) (CAT. New European State, Poland) on 7 February 2017 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This isn't silly .

Today I don't wait for your comments. No problem. I don't want to compromise anybody. Simply to explain the situation that exists here.

If you are interested I think a bit of context here might help.
Among other reasons, Catalan society reached its tipping point to the independence of the country in 2010, when a Spanish Constitutional Court ruling sturck down parts of the Catalan Statute of Autonomy (regional constitution), which had been approved by the Catalan and Spanish parliaments, and by the Catalan citizens through a binding referendum vote in 2006.

Mass mobilizations in Catalonia every Catalan National Day since 2012, with more than a million people in the streets, forced political parties to take a stand and demand a referendum.
The Former president and three ex-ministers of the Catalan government have been charged with serious disobedience and other crimes for ignoring a court injunction against the unofficial consultative process of November 2014. On December 12th 2013 the Catalan president announced the celebration of a self-determination referendum. At the same time, the Catalan Parliament adopted (87 in favour to 43 against) a motion requesting the transfer of the power to organize referendums. On April 8th 2014 the Spanish Parliament turned down the initiative.
Not having the refernedum competence devolved, on 19th September 2014 the Catalan Parliament adopted a Bill on polls other than referendums with the support of 79% of MPs, and president Mas signed the decree setting the date and question of the poll. Within 48 hours, the Spanish government challenged the measures before the Constitutional Court, which provisionally suspended parts of the Law and the Decree on the same day, after holding the first emergency meeting in its history.

On October 14th president Mas replaced the poll with a consultative process, which was to be organized by civil society with the support of the government. This process maintained the questions of the poll: do you want Catalonia to be a state? If so, do you want this state to be independent? On November 4th the spanish Constitutional Court ruled to outlaw the poll, yet the government maintained the action, and on November 9th 2,344,828 citizens voted, of which 90·9% said they wanted Catalonia to become a state.
Afterwards the High Court of Justice of Catalonia prosecutors concluded that there was no basis to start criminal proceedings against president Mas and other organizers of the consultative process, the ministers Ms. Rigau and Ms. Ortega, and the spokesperson Mr. Homs. Nevertheless, the Spanish chief prosecutor filed a case accusing them of contempt of court, criminal mismanagement of public funds, prevarication and usurpation of functions. The trial is open from yesterday, February 6th 2017.

Thousands of supporters filled the streets outside a court in Barcelona on Monday as the former Catalan president Artur Mas went on trial.


Excuse me, please, I don't have time to reply all comments, but I do read them every day.
I apologize for my bad English, too.

Thank you for visiting my AM3, criticism, suggestions and comments. I apologize if I can not answer all them
Moltes gràcies per la visita a Am3, les crítiques, els suggeriments i els comentaris. Vull demanar disculpes si no els puc respondre tots. Ho sento.
Merci de visiter Am3. Je remercie les commentaires. Excusez-moi si je ne peux pas répondre à tous.

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