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Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown

On October 1st, the Catalans should answer through the ballot box to the following question: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic? “. The referendum called by the Generalitat, the Catalan Autonomous Government, and approved by the Catalan Parliament on September 6th, is considered illegal by the Spanish Constitutional Court.

Carles Puigdemont, the President of the Catalan government, does not have the intention to abandon it. The Madrid reaction did not take long to come: on September 20th, the guardia civil made 14 arrests of senior officials and searched several departments. The Catalans have broken into the streets to denounce repressive methods that revive the still fresh memories of Franco regime.

Will the vote take place? Legal or illegal? The legal treatment of this major crisis for Spain (and Europe!) is insufficient. Both sides have to find a peaceful dialogue for a political, negotiated and lasting solution.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
  • Bado (Canada), Le Droit
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Bado (Canada), Le Droit
  • Battì (France)
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Battì (France)
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Kap (Espagne / Spain), La Vanguardia
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Kap (Espagne / Spain), La Vanguardia
  • Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
  • Rayma (Venezuela)
    Referendum in Catalonia: a High Risk Showdown - Rayma (Venezuela)
  • Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
  • Bado (Canada), Le Droit
  • Battì (France)
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Kap (Espagne / Spain), La Vanguardia
  • Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Elchicotriste (Espagne / Spain), Cartoon Movement
  • Rayma (Venezuela)