Catalan National Assembly's 3 points


Yesterday, Catalan National Assembly, the political no-partisan movement that organized massive demonstration on September 11th, explained its position concerning elections on November 25th. It asked people to take the path of recuperating political independence, freedom, dignity, democracy and social justice by voting political parties who want Catalonia to become a new European state.

A proposal was sent to all political parties, with the exception of conservative unionist parties PP and Ciutadans. This proposal contains three points:

We ask every political party who will participate in next elections to subscribe three points in its program:

1) The sovereignty of Catalonia resides in the people of Catalonia. The people of Catalonia are the one who must be consulted in order to decide which kind of political relationship they want to establish with other people and other states of the world.

2) We are going to work, since the beginning of next legislative term, to achieve that Catalonia becomes a new state in Europe.

3) We will work together with all other political groups in the process of constitution of the new independent state to obtain the broader consensus and to become the State of all the Catalan people.


Full text of the proposal, by Catalan National Assembly (in Catalan; PDF: 2 pages)

Catalan National Assembly's president, Carme Forcadell

Catalan National Assembly's president, Carme Forcadell

Who is Carme Forcadell? "Despite her relatively low profile, this former city councillor was central both to organising the local plebiscites and, as president of the new assembly, in planning the September rally.  'Mas agreed with us that Catalans should decide whether we want our own state,' Ms Forcadell told the FT in her home city of Sabadell, near Barcelona. Mr Mas later made the promise of an official referendum, she says, because the rally turnout, which she estimated at over a million and a half, was so formidable. 'Our job now is to check that the next Catalan government delivers'." (Julius Purcell, "The town that started Catalan deluge"Financial Times, October 26 th).


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