Catalonia Votes Informally on Independence From Spain

Catalonia Votes Informally on Independence From Spain

About two million citizens of Catalonia took part in an informal straw poll on Sunday to vote on the issue of independence. Despite the order to suspend the vote by the Constitutional Court of Spain, some 1.98 million Catalans turned out to vote on the two question poll. The regional government allowed the poll, insisting […]

Catalonia Independence Vote Blocked by Spanish High Court

Catalonia Independence Vote Blocked by Spanish High Court

In the latest roadblock to the independence movement in Catalonia, a  Spanish high court has blocked the region’s planned symbolic vote scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9. This was the second time the court has moved to stop such a vote. Although preparations for Sunday’s informal vote have been elaborate, the unanimous court decision cast doubt […]

Catalonia May Defy Spanish Constitution With Independence Vote

Catalonia May Defy Spanish Constitution With Independence Vote

One day after the people of Scotland voted against a referendum that would have made their country independent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), the parliament of the autonomous community of Catalonia in northeastern Spain overwhelmingly approved a measure to defy the Spanish constitution and give their president the power […]