Catalonians hold independence referendum

14th December 2009, Comments 0 comments

In the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia, 160 local councils are holding a referendum on the subject of independence

Catalonia - In the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia, 160 local councils are holding a referendum on the subject of independence.

The referendum will give approximately 700,000 Catalonians the chance to say whether or not they want their region to become independent country.

The referendum has not been recognised by the Spanish government in Madrid.

Catalonia already has far-reaching autonomy, but many of its citizens want it to break free completely from Spain.

In September, the Catalonian town of Arenys de Munt held a referendum on the same subject. 96 percent of the voters voted for independence.

Radio Netherlands /Expatica

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