12-Sep-22: 'Calls for and against snap election highlight fragility in independence camp'

Catalonia's leading party in government has denied the possibility of a snap election after the organizers of yesterday's mass pro-independence rally demanded a new vote. Yet, the president of its junior ally in cabinet has opened the door to quit the executive.

150,000, according to police, or up to 700,000 people, according to organizers, demanded independence yesterday – and many asked for the Catalan government to step down. That’s not the intention of Esquerra, its main party. Yet, their allies in the executive, Junts, want a revamp in the coordination of the independence campaign. Opposition leaders, the Socialists, want no snap election.

Works on the future Sagrera train station, in Barcelona, will lead to major disruptions, especially on the R2 and R11 commuter lines. The works will lead to the inauguration of the new Sant Andreu Comtal station in December.

Online bookings for monkeypox vaccination are already open for those eligible, that is, people aged 18 and over having sexual behavior deemed high risk. Over 2,000 people have tested positive for the disease.

From September 23 to 26 Barcelona’s La Mercè celebrations will include 100 concerts in twelve locations, as well as performing arts, popular culture, and a final musical fireworks display.

This week is Catalan book week! Until Sunday, anyone can visit the over 200 publishers and 300 activities scheduled at the fair in Barcelona’s Moll de la Fusta.

ACN | Barcelona

September 12, 2022 09:20 PM

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