Catalan Parliament adopts draft resolution on right to self-determination

Catalan Parliament adopts draft resolution on right to self-determination
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  • calendar-gray 12 November 2019

The parliament of Catalonia on Tuesday adopted the project of a resolution stipulating the right of the autonomous region to self-determination, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The resolution cites the "intention" of the parliament to "implement in a concrete way the right to self-determination and respect the will of the Catalan people." Of 135 lawmakers, 61 voted in favor — members of the pro-independence parties of Together for Catalonia, Popular Unity Candidacy, and Republican Left of Catalonia. The Socialists and People's Party of Catalonia did not vote. Members of the centrist Citizens party left the chamber, while eight lawmakers from the En Comu party abstained.

The resolution was proposed by the far-left Popular Unity Candidacy parliamentary fraction.

While the adopted document has no legally binding force, the Spanish government lodged two complaints to the country's Constitutional Court over the Catalan resolution, claiming that it violated the court's previous rulings.

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