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Why do Catalans want independence?

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Why do Catalans want independence? The Catalans want to be independent to obtain the freedom to express themselves in their Catalan language. Wanting to have their own form of government without having to be commanded by the royalty and Spanish government. They also do not want to pay taxes. Spain is going through a crisis: the region of Catalonia wants to separate itself from Spain. Last Friday, October 27, the Parliament of Catalonia voted in favor of a resolution to declare independence, while the Spanish Senate approved the proposals of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy to take control of the autonomous region. Rajoy announced the dissolution of the Catalan Government and the call for new elections.
The Catalans want independence but the president of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, denied that a legal referendum on independence has been held in Catalonia. Catalan Parliament passed a law to manage the transition from an autonomous Catalonia to an independent one outside the Spanish laws although this is illegal in the constitution of Spain
The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has asked the Catalan government to clarify whether it has declared independence or not, as it considers the unprecedented step of suspending the autonomy of the region this unprecedented step suspends the autonomy of the region.
Although Carles Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence, he proposed that the referendum be suspended for a week to allow the government of Spain a dialogue from the government of Spain.

Rajoy, who is the prime minister of Spain, hastened to take advantage of the ambiguity of Puigdemont’s position, accusing him of deliberately sowing confusion. “The cabinet has agreed this morning to formally demand the Catalan government to confirm whether it has declared independence after the deliberate confusion created.” Rajoy said on television: “This petition, which precedes any of the measures that the government could adopt under article 155 of our constitution, is intended to offer our citizens the clarity and security that such an important issue requires.” .
Rajoy said the ball was now firmly back on Puigdemont’s court. “If Mr. Puigdemont demonstrates his willingness to respect the law and restore institutional normalcy, we could bring a period of instability, tension and rupture of coexistence, that is what everyone wants and expects, is what they have been demanding. We must put an urgent end to the situation in Catalonia, there must be an abnormal return and calm as quickly as possible. “
But he also said that he and Rajoy had agreed that there should be a commission to examine the possibility of changing the way in which the autonomous regions of the country are governed through constitutional reform. The idea, Sánchez added, was to find a formula to “allow Catalonia to remain part of Spain.” In a speech at the Parliament, Rajoy described the referendum in Catalonia as an “illegal and fraudulent” act, rejected the independence plans of Catalonia. Puigdemont as a “fairy tale”, and said that Spain must resolve the conflict legally. He was firm in that there could be no discussion of the national unity of Spain, as established in the Constitution.

“It is something that the many mediators that have been offered during the last days must take into account,” he said. “There is no possible mediation without obeying the law, and disobedience is illegality.”
Rajoy has repeatedly pointed out that the independence of Spain is a violation of the Spanish Constitution, which is based “on the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation, common and indivisible homeland of all Spaniards.”

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Andrea Angeles, Traductora, Escritora

Andrea Angeles es una estudiante en la preparatoria Abraham Lincoln. Nació en San jose California, le gusta jugar tennis y está en el equipo de tenis....

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