Catalonia’s Independence Crisis

Spain revokes Catalonia’s self-government and organizes snap elections following an independence referendum in the region.

Catalans demonstrate for independence from Spain in Girona, October 1, 2014
Catalans demonstrate for independence from Spain in Girona, October 1, 2014 (Ariet/Carles Palacio)
  • Spain has dissolved the autonomous Catalan government and charged its members with rebellion and sedition after they declared independence.
  • Elections for a new parliament will be held on December 21.
  • 92 percent voted to break away from Spain in a referendum on October 1, but only 43 percent of Catalans participated.

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