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Far-left CUP to consider standing in Spanish general election

Pro-independence party's assemblies to debate change of strategy with final decision due on March 10

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01 March 2019 06:19 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The far-left pro-independence CUP party is considering putting forward candidates for the Spanish general election on April 28.

CUP has historically abstained from contesting these polls due to the party's unconditional support for Catalonia's independence and its condemnation of Spain's system of devolving power to autonomous communities.

However, that could well change, as the party issued a statement this week, saying that due to the "the exceptional democratic circumstances and infringement of rights," it will now debate the issue.

Over the coming days, the party's territorial assemblies will discuss whether or not to adopt the change of strategy, with an extraordinary meeting of the political council called for March 10 to make a final decision.

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  • Members of far-left party CUP, Vidal Aragonès, Maria Sirvent and Carles Riera, sitting in Parliament

  • Members of far-left party CUP, Vidal Aragonès, Maria Sirvent and Carles Riera, sitting in Parliament

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