AC Affairs

5 legal and democratic ways forward

In an interview published jointly by six major European newspapers on Monday, the Prime Minister of Spain stated emphatically that “I do not want, but am also unable to… authorize a referendum [in Catalonia] for the simple reason that national sovereignity corresponds to the Spanish people”.

This statement is, due to its very incorrectness, unfortunate. Constitutionally speaking, Mr. Rajoy does, indeed, have the right to not want to authorize a referendum in Catalonia. However, leaving aside the question of his personal wishes, the Constitution does, in fact, give him the power to call a referendum directly or allow the Generalitat de Catalunya government to call one…

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