Referendum rejected: Government rejects plans despite majority support

Image of a German Army PzH2000 howitzer at the Grafenwoehr training area on March 7, 2018. Credit: Wikipedia: U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger - CC BY 2.0

SPAIN’S central government has rejected plans to hold a referendum over Catalan independence, despite claims almost eight out of 10 Catalans back the idea.

Politicians claim a vote would not decide the matter and would only serve to deepen division in the region.

However, a survey by the Generalitat’s Centre for Opinion Studies (CEO) reportedly shows 78.8 per cent of those living in Cataluña would like a say; an increase from the 71.4 per cent who showed support for a referendum in 2017.

The boost in support for a vote over the future of the region is thought to have been influenced by an ongoing court case investigating those accused of illegally organising a Catalan referendum in 2017.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Euro Weekly News Media

Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published.