27 October 2017

The Parliament of Catalonia votes to declare independence and commence the constituent process


JxSí and the CUP register two motions for resolution: the first of these sets out the declaration of independence that the pro-independence MPs signed on October 10 and calls on the Government to apply it, and the second regards the start of the constituent process. Both resolutions are voted on during the second day of the plenary session on Article 155 of the Constitution. The Bureau of the Parliament, with votes in favour by members of JxSí and Joan Josep Nuet (Catalunya Sí que es Pot), approve the processing of these motions. After attending to the requests for reconsideration made by Ciudadanos, PSC and PP, the Plenary session resumes. The three Spanish parties leave the chamber in protest before the voting commences. JxSí MPRoger Torrent asks that the vote be made secret, in a ballot box and by roll call. The motion is supported by the CUP. Following the vote, the resolution is approved by 70 votes in favour, 10 against and 2 blank. All CSQP MPs except Albano Dante-Fachín, Àngels Castells, Joan Giner and Joan Josep Nuet vote against the declaration of independence. The PSC had filed an appeal against the Bureau’s decision to accept the resolutions and asking for the precautionary suspension of the Plenary session. The Constitutional Court admits the appeal on the same Friday but rejects suspension of the Plenary session because it has already ended.

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