Catalonia Votes for Independence on October 1

Guardian: Catalonia calls independence referendum for October
Catalonia’s long-awaited and bitterly controversial referendum on independence from Spain will be finally held on 1 October, the regional government announced on Friday, triggering yet another political and judicial showdown with Madrid.

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, said that voters in the unilateral referendum would be asked the question: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a republic?”

Puigdemont’s pro-sovereignty administration insists the wealthy north-eastern region has a political, economic and cultural right to self-determination.

...“When they’ve asked us what we Catalans want, we’ve given them proposals - all kinds of proposals,” he said. “But they have all - without exception - been rejected or seriously cut back.”
According to the article, polling from March shows the independence vote will lose. Also, it looks like an inverse head-and-shoulders pattern that points to a rally of 50 percent if it completes. Time may be running out.

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