Catalonia signs independence agreement

The Catalonian regional parliament has declared it will start the process of creating a “new independent state in the form of a Republic”.

The agreement, backed by all the main independence parties, also agrees to ignore all rulings from the Spanish Constitutional Court and to “exclusiviely” obey those rules issued from the regional parliament.

The parliament has agreed that the Constitutional Court no longer has any power with Catalonia as the process it has embarked upon is outside of the Constitution. Makes sense I suppose.

The motion passed with 72 votes out of the 135 seats in Parliament.

Catalonia now has 30 days to prepare laws creating a constitutional process, a social security system and a tax office. It’s not independence yet, but that could well be declared before a new Spanish government can be formed after Christmas (general elections in December).

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