Yesterday, in the Spanish regional elections, much to the chagrin of the Madrid, Catalonia’s three independence parties (JuntxCat, CUP, and ERC) were handed a clear majority in parliament!
Picking up 70 seats out of the 135, while Spanish prime minister Rajoy’s party shrank from 11 to four, the independence movement has shown that it’s not going anywhere. Independence in Catalan is still strong, despite government violence, political persecution/prosecution, and having many of their leaders arrested or living in effective exile, such as the ousted Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont, who had the following to say on the election from Brussels:
“The Spanish state has been beaten. Mr Rajoy and his allies have lost. They were seeking to legitimize article 155, but they have been beaten.”
The election’s results have been such a blow to Spanish plans for Catalan, after their hostile suppression of the recent Catalonian secession, that Rajoy has reportedly ruled out holding a national election. Rajoy had hoped that yesterday’s election would sweep his party into power, hoping (presumably) that the Catalan people would blame secessionists, rather than himself, for the harsh measures Catalan endured leading up to and in the wake of the independence referendum. Unfortunately for …
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