Catalonia sovereignty declaration stays suspended 11.07.2013
The Constitutional Court has unanimously decided to maintain the suspension of the January 23 Catalan government’s declaration of the region’s sovereignty, judicial sources said Thursday.
The declaration, which identified the Catalan people as a “sovereign political and legal entity,” was initially ruled void in May following an appeal by the central government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on the grounds that it breached the article in the Constitution upholding the “indissoluble unity of the Spanish .”
The government of the northeastern region is also pressing to be allowed to hold a referendum that would allow Catalans to vote on regional independence.
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