What to expect Catalunya after the referendum?
On Sunday, Catalonia held a referendum on independence, which Spain’s constitutional court has declared illegal. In the course of voting in clashes with police, injuring over a thousand people.
According to the official representative of the government of Catalonia Jordi Turula, the independence of the region in the referendum supported 2 million 20 thousand 144 people, which is 90% of the total number of voters.
As stated by the head of Catalonia Carles Putteman, the results of the referendum give them the right to become an independent Republic and the government of the region will take into account the people’s will.
According to the Catalan law on referendums, adopted by the Catalan Parliament on 6 September, the Parliament should hold a hearing on the issue of declaring independence two days after the announcement of the official results of the referendum. Monday, 2 October, the speaker of the Catalan Parliament Karma Forcadell convened a meeting of representatives of all parties.
On the second day after the elections, Catalonia plans to declare independence unilaterally.
Since then, the region will begin a constitutional process that will last about 6 months. Followed by new elections, which will be elected responsible for the new Constitution and in half a year Catalonia will elect the President.
With the purpose of protecting their rights Catalonia appealed to the EU with the requirement to formally condemn the Spanish authorities for the intervention in the referendum on independence for the region and the violation of the rights and freedoms of the people of the province during the vote. The head of the Department for foreign Affairs of the government of Catalonia Raul Romeva said that it is a violation by Spain of article 7 of the EU Treaty, which stipulates the inviolability of democratic rights and freedoms in the countries of the community.