Skip to comments.Catalan Separatists Win Election, Rebuke Spain and the EU, Exit Polls Say
Posted on 12/21/2017 11:07:55 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont couldn't vote in the election because he's currently in self-exile in Belgium, but he and his party won yesterday's elections in Catalonia, exit polls show. This means that Catalonian voters have strongly rebuked the aggressive anti-independence stance of Madrid and the European Union.
In all, 70 out of the 135 seats in Catalonia's parliament will now be occupied by separatist parties, with Puigdemont's Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) being the largest of those parties. The only party that's larger than Puigdemonts JPC is Ciudadanos (Citizens). Ironically, that's a unionist party. The reason the unionist lost the elections, however, is that the other unionist parties suffered significant losses.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for the election after the previous secessionist Catalan government had declared its independence from Spain. He was, he said, convinced that the region's supposed "silent majority" would hand him victory.
Not so much. In fact, the secessionists won this election that reached a record high 83 percent of Catalans eligible to vote. So what happened instead is that many Catalans -- Rajoy's infamous "silent majority" -- saw the election as a second referendum on their independence. And again the result was the same: they no longer wish to be part of Spain.
Hilariously, mainstream media call the separatists' victory an "unexpected result." It goes to show how little the mainstream media and the political elites understand normal voters.
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Good, Good, Good......
The nice looking woman who fronted for Madrid and the EUSSR from the fako reform Emmanuel Macron type party may have 37 seats, but three independence parties have 70 seats......
The independence parties can have as many seats as they like. Madrid has all the guns and Catalonia isn’t going anywhere.
pro-separatists were in the minority until, evidently, madrid’s heavy-handedness in handling the referendum opened the eyes of the voters...
The political elite are trying to manufacture a new “European” identity that only feigns respect for natural identities while they try to crush them.
The elites claim it is necessary because national sovereignty - they claim - was the cause of Europe’s past problems.
That is lie manufactured in Marxist intellectual circles. Why? You can’t build empires and respect national sovereignty.
The best thing Europe had they had finally obtained by the end of World War II - the will to peacefully disagree, to live together peacefully without all being alike.
Then the Utopians of all stripes began immediately to extinguish that idea, using the Marxist trope that national sovereignty, not wrong-headed and unnecessary German expansionism, caused World War II.
From then on the expansion of the role of the EU was predicated on false premises, meant not to “solve problems” but merely to move massive amounts of problem solving power to one central authority - independent identities need not apply.
Why would this vote be honored any more than the last one? Unless the Catalans are willing to make the present situation unlivable for Spain, Catalonia will remain part of Spain.
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