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Why was 2014 Catalan Self-determination Referendum considered 'illegal' by the Spanish Government?

2015-07-24 Vicigo

Admitting a referendum 'legal' or 'illegal' depends on the countries and their governments – for instance Scottish Referendum was legal on the contrary of the Catalan one.

Spanish government considered the Catalan Self-determination Referendum as illegal because it was opposed to the Spanish Constitution. A possible outcome of the referendum would mean an idependent state of Catalonia which is totally reverse of what the Constitution indicates. According to the Constitution, the integrity of Spanish territory is significant and a possible seperation can not be accepted which is the reason why Spain consists of ‘autonomous’ but not ‘federal states’ – in which it is possible a determination for seperation.  



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