Catalonia’s referendum, a global example of Democracy

Last Sunday November 9, the Catalan government hosted a non-binding referendum on Catalonia independence from Spain. More than 2.3 out of the 7.5 million Catalans turned out and 81% voted in favor of independence. The Spanish government refuses to recognize the poll, leaving a heavy political gridlock at stake. Catalonia is not a lone star in the separatist sky. In Spain, the Basque Country historically has had a greater visibility given the actions of the E.T.A, an armed separatist organization. Nor is Catalonia alone in Europe, where countries like Belgium, United Kingdom, France and Italy, not to mention Ukraine...

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