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Left-wing party for 'Catalan constitution' within Spain

Referendum only accepted by Catalunya en Comú if it is result of bilateral agreement between Madrid and Barcelona

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19 January 2019 03:52 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Catalunya en Comú, a left-wing party which has always been ambiguous over independence, passed on Saturday its roadmap including a call for a Catalan constitution. But within Spain.

The political force led by Barcelona's mayor, Ada Colau, believes both ideas are compatible as long as Spain considers itself a "plurinational state."

Catalunya en Comú continues supporting a binding referendum on independence, although if it was held, it would not back a 'Yes' vote.

Yet for Colau's force, a referendum would only be acceptable as a result of a "bilateral agreement" between the Catalan and the Spanish governments.i

Amending the Spanish constitution and having a new funding system between Spain and its territories would be other conditions that should be met in order to write a Catalan Carta Magna within Spain.

What's more one of the party leaders, Ramón Arnabat, said that writing a constitution "should be made by the people's participation, and not by the elites."

In the document, passed with 56% of supports within its leadership, the party defends the need to have large majorities in Parliament to change the status of the country.

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  • Image of the meeting of Catalunya en Comú on January 1, 2019 (by Catalunya en Comú Twitter account)

  • Image of the meeting of Catalunya en Comú on January 1, 2019 (by Catalunya en Comú Twitter account)

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