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Catalonia challenges Madrid: calls elections for September, ahead of Spain's national ballot in November

Tuesday, August 4th 2015 - 05:27 UTC
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The leader of Spain's wealthy Catalonia region President signed a decree on Monday calling parliamentary elections for 27 September, a year earlier than necessary and according to political analysts, a proxy vote on the much debated controversial independence. Read full article

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  • paulcedron II

    it will be a big backfire for the tiny little dwarf.

    El 65% de los catalanes se siente orgulloso de ser español
    http://www.libertaddigital.com/nacional/el-65-de-los-catalanes-se-siente-orgulloso-de-ser-espanol-1276397497/

    'La Vanguardia' elimina una encuesta en la que la mayoría se sienten españoles y catalanes
    http://www.libertaddigital.com/nacional/el-65-de-los-catalanes-se-siente-orgulloso-de-ser-espanol-1276397497/

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Self-Determination!

    The Right to Vote!

    Let the People decide.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    “Separatist leaders have said that if they won in the election it would pave the way towards independence for Catalonia in 18 months.”

    it seems these separatists leaders do not know that it is INCONSTITUCIONAL.

    it would be as if girona wanted to be independent from catalunia.
    there is no way.

    bunch of pelotudos.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    How can it be? Spaniards falling out with other Spaniards just isn't British Old Bean!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    bunch of pelotudos
    ah Spain leads and Argentina will follow,
    its just a matter of time before Argentina break apart.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I have spent a lot of time in Catalonia since I used to own a company there. I never met one Catalan that wanted to be part of Spain.
    Not one
    They think they're lazy and dirty.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    And corrupt and nasty.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I think the break up of Spain would be a Good Thing.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    6 yb
    lol.
    first, you have never been in catalunia in your whole life
    second, you do not speak a word neither in spanish nor in catalán.

    then, how the fuck can you know if they wanted to be part of spain?
    there is no way.

    most of the catalans want to be spanish.

    as a little example, and although you dont even know 1 of them, we have:
    pau and marc gasol, joan rosell, xavi hernández, gerard piqué, sergio busquets, carlés puyol, marc márquez, marc gené, tommy robredo, + 70% of the total population.

    you dont even know where catalunia is located.
    lol

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    9. My company was very close to the Loewe store on Paseo de Gracia and I had an amazing summer rental in Sitges overlooking the Mediterranean.
    I dated a Catalan attorney/professor for awhile. Catalans are very vocal on their hatred and disdain for the Spanish. I forget what they called the people from Madrid but they hate them the most.
    You'd know that if you've ever been around them.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 10:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    i studied my whole master at the Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya.
    so i spent 3 1/2 years there.
    i know a lot more about them than you about yourself.

    and the little difference between me and you is that i speak both spanish and catalán.

    most of them consider themselves spanish.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11694132_10153667800769728_2210990381959089945_n.jpg?oh=e69e6422c24044209ce8ba65c70005f3&oe=56362D7D&__gda__=1447989391_3862800243bc5273449daf1a1b271718

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Haha!
    More lies from paulie-cartonero.

    Every time I read his posts I have a good laugh.

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    He's never been to Europe....
    We all know who I'm taking about...;-))))

    Aug 04th, 2015 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Omg Catalans dont think they're Spanish who the fck do you think.you're kidding?
    What a fithly liar.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 01:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    There won´t be any break up of Spain....so just relaz!! let´s worry about a bigger problem; How to stop thousands of ilegal immigrants going through Euro tunnel into The UK...ummmmmmmm

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 02:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    14
    who told you that?
    merdopress?
    lol

    read (if you can lol) and learn (if you can lol), ignoramus x 1 million

    “El 65% de los catalanes se siente orgulloso de ser español”
    http://www.libertaddigital.com/nacional/el-65-de-los-catalanes-se-siente-orgulloso-de-ser-espanol-1276397497/

    “La mayoría de catalanes quieren respetar el fallo del TC sobre la consulta, según 'El País' y 'La Razón'”
    http://www.libertaddigital.com/nacional/el-65-de-los-catalanes-se-siente-orgulloso-de-ser-espanol-1276397497/

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    If things get out of hand. The government can put article 155 of the constitution into action just like Great Britain did with Northern Ireland.!!!
    nobody is above the law:

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 02:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    The UK was brave enough to let Scotland vote on independence.

    Canada was brave enough to let Quebec vote on independence..... twice.

    Seems Spain isn't confident enough to do the same.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I hope that Spain splits into many parts. It may help them forget about their ridiculous claims on Gibraltar.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 17 Spanisharseholee
    “The government can put article 155 of the constitution into action just like Great Britain did with Northern Ireland.!!!”

    WTF are you yapping on about?

    The UK does not have a Constitution you twat, we have LAWS, which are adhered to, unlike Spain and the LatAm children.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    so funny to read the posts of these ignoramuses...lol
    it seems they confuse scotland with cataluña, no?
    or quebec...LOL

    lets see if you understand a thing: nothing is more important than the constitution.
    not even the desires of this repugnant dwarf called mas.
    most of all when his wishes are against of what the very catalans have decided.
    “Respeto a la decisión del TC”

    clearly your chronic ignorance of what happens in the rest of the world and your lack of knowledge of foreign languages, makes you a bunch of infradotados.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    No confusion. They are all nations within multi-national states.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Paul, You're just embarrassing yourself. If you had the ability to live in EU and voluntarily went back to Argentina your dumber than I thought.
    You must be really stupid if you can't get a job in Spain.
    Really really stupid.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Not as stupid as those that can't tell the difference between your and you're...
    Really really stupid...

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    On a “lighter note”, don't you just love the lips on Soraya Saenz de Santamaria?

    I bet she could suck a golf ball through 50 foot of garden hose. Lucky husband!

    Not too sure about the index finger though: could be a bit domineering.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    skip
    no.
    scotland is a nation
    cataluña is a comunidad autónoma.
    nothing to do with anything.

    yankeeboy
    why?
    i love living here in shan ishidro.
    of course i was going to come back here.
    you confuse government with country, a typical error of the ignoramuses of this 4th class site
    you dont know too much about argentina, im afraid.

    voice
    good one

    christine
    lol

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Catalonia is a nation, you idiot.

    Look up the definition.

    Comunidad autónoma is a Spanish term for its legal status but that does not alter the fact it is a nation. The two can coexist.

    Quebec is also a nation. That does not stop it being a province.

    Scotland is a nation. It is also a country within the UK.

    You confuse government with identity, a typical error of the ignoramuses of this 4th class site.
    You don't know too much about anything, I'm afraid.

    But I have never expected much from your Argentinean education. So you never fail to deliver.

    Aug 05th, 2015 - 09:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    But paulie isn't in Argentina. He is sleeping rough in Calais awaiting a chance to cling to the underside of a truck. Desperate to illegally enter his beloved England.
    Brrr!
    He just goes to the internet café to keep warm.
    Hope it doesn't rain again tonight!
    Lol!

    Aug 06th, 2015 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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