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The ERC's leader, Oriol Junqueras, after meeting with the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas (by T. Cuartiella)

22 October 2014 10:28 PM

Decision on early elections is postponed until after November 9's consultation to guarantee its success

The President of the Catalan Government and leader of the centre-right pro-Catalan State CiU, Artur Mas, and the President of the left-wing Catalan independence party ERC, Oriol Junqueras, met on Wednesday, after days of tensions among the...

The Catalan Government presenting further details of November 9's alternative consultation vote (by ACN)

22 October 2014 08:53 PM

99.9% of Catalans will be able to participate near their home in the alternative vote on November 9

938 of the 947 existing municipalities in Catalonia will host polling stations for the alternative consultation vote on independence scheduled for the 9th of November, which replaces the original non-binding referendum. According to...

Moody's headquarters (by Reuters)

21 October 2014 07:43 PM

Moody’s foresees a common pro-independence platform in early elections to be positive for Catalonia

The international rating agency Moody’s analyses the current political situation in Catalonia regarding the alternative consultation vote scheduled for the 9th of November and the potential early elections. Moody’s...

The entrance of a high-school in Banyoles, in Catalonia (by L. Casademont)

20 October 2014 09:34 PM

High-schools will host ballot boxes on November 9 and 26,000 volunteers have already signed up

The Catalan Government is disclosing further organisation details of the alternative participatory process that will take place on the 9th of November, which is replacing the original consultation vote that was banned by Spanish...

Marta Rovira and Oriol Junqueras, from the ERC, together with Joan Mena (right), from the ICV-EUiA (by A. Moldes)

20 October 2014 08:50 PM

Main left-wing parties supporting previous consultation vote meet and ask for early elections

After the civil society demonstration that took place on Sunday asking for the rebuilding of the unity of action and calling early elections, there has been some confusion regarding the Catalan Government's announcement of a "pre-agreement" on...

An image from Sunday's demonstration in Barcelona's Catalunya Square (by N. Julià)

20 October 2014 05:11 PM

Pro-independence civil society organisations back November's alternative consultation but demand early elections

The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium Cultural, which are the civil society associations that organised the massive pro-independence demonstrations in 2012, 2013 and 2014, have given their support to the alternative consultation...

The ERC's President, Oriol Junqueras, on Tuesday at the Catalan Parliament's press conference room (by ACN)

17 October 2014 07:59 PM

Deal on 2015 Catalan Government's budget is uncertain because of self-determination agenda

The Catalan Government is currently preparing its budget for the next year. However, it is uncertain whether a new budget will be approved or the current one will have to be extended. The Government's parliamentary supports are uncertain...

The Catalan President, Artur Mas (standing up), addressing the ERC's leader, Oriol Junqueras, at the Catalan Parliament on Wednesday (by R. Garrido)

16 October 2014 09:11 PM

Potential pro-independence coalition after Catalan elections turned into independence plebiscite

After the cancellation of the original consultation vote scheduled for the 9th of November, parties are preparing for hypothetical early elections, transformed into a de facto referendum on independence. The parliamentary stability...

A caption from the Catalan Government's website for the 9th of November's participatory process (by Generalitat de Catalunya)

16 October 2014 09:07 PM

Preparations for alternative independence vote kick off while Madrid hesitates to act against it

The Catalan Government is gradually disclosing details and starting preparations for the alternative consultation process on independence that will take place on the 9th of November, which replaces the consultation vote also...

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