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
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.