Spain: Top court officially rules Catalan referendum illegal

Rigged. Time for some revolution in Spain. It’s the only language they understand.

Peace and Freedom

The Associated Press

Spain’s top court on Tuesday officially ruled that Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain’s constitution.

The Catalan regional parliament passed the so-called “self-determination referendum law” in early September. Regional leaders went on to stage the Oct. 1 referendum on whether the region should separate from Spain. They say the “Yes” side won and that the result gave the region a mandate to declare independence.

Spain’s Constitutional Court had earlier suspended the law temporarily while judges assessed the Spanish government’s objection to it. In its ruling Tuesday, the court says the law was against national sovereignty and the “indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation.”

The court says that the parliamentary session that approved the law also violated the country’s constitution.

The ruling was not surprising — Spain’s government had already repeatedly insisted the vote was illegal.

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