Catalonia Independence referendum 2017 Results Live Voting Exit Poll Candidates
Catalan Independence referendum Dates 2017
National Status referendum Date: 1 October 2017
Catalonia Independence referendum 2017 Results Live Voting Exit Poll can be found below. The regional Government of Catalonia has set a referendum on Catalan independence for 1 October 2017. This referendum was first called for in June 2017 and was approved by the Catalan parliament in a session on 6 September 2017 along with a law which states that independence would be binding with a simple majority, without requiring a minimum turnout.
Opposition parties refused to participate in the session and have called on their voters to boycott the vote, except Catalunya Sí que es Pot who abstained but supports participation. The law is illegal according to the Catalan Statutes of autonomy which require a two third majority in the Catalan parliament for any change to Catalonia's status.
The referendum itself is also illegal according to the Spanish constitution. It was suspended by the Constitutional Court on 7 September 2017, with the Catalan government stating the court order was not valid for Catalonia and proceeding to gather the support of 750 of 948 municipalities of Catalonia, including a partial support by Barcelona. This led to a constitutional crisis in Spain and started a police operation to stop the referendum.
Catalonia Independence referendum Results Live 2017
- The Results Show that nearly 90% of the people have voted for an independent nation.
- Also the voilence done by Spanish police by beating and other means has injured 761 people. This only makes the cause for independence stronger
- One of 17 autonomous regions in Spain, Catalonia is one of the wealthiest and includes the city of Barcelona. It already has its own language (Catalan), and some Catalans would like complete control — a state fully independent from Spain.
- But the Spanish government in Madrid argues such a vote is illegal on its face based on the 1978 Spanish Constitution, which calls for the “indissoluble unity of the Spanish Nation.”
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Catalonia Independence referendum Voting Live 2017
- Electoral supervision – The Electoral Commission of Catalonia was responsible for overseeing the referendum.
- Question – The question of the referendum is "Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?".
- The Government of Spain opposes any Catalan self-determination referendum, because the Spanish Constitution does not allow for a vote on the independence of any Spanish region while also deeming it illegal without its consent. This interpretation is also favoured by the Catalan Statutory Guarantees Council. However, the Catalan government invokes the right to self-determination for calling the referendum.
- Following a constitutionality check demanded by the Spanish government, the Constitutional Court of Spain annulled the resolution emanated by the Parliament of Catalonia to hold such a vote.The Government of Catalonia, though, maintained that the vote would still be held on 1 October.
Eligibility to vote in Catalonia Independence referendum 2017
- The following people are, according to the Catalan government, entitled to vote in the referendum:
- Those who have the political condition of Catalan, are 18 years of age or older on the voting day, are not under any of the situations that legally deprive the right to vote and are on the electoral roll.
- Those Catalans currently residing abroad and who have their last residence in Catalonia, fulfil all the legal requirements, and have formally applied to take part in the voting process.