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Aragonès proposes art. 92 of the Constitution as a way for an independence referendum without the need for a quorum

He defends the question: 'Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state?' and without quorum requirements.

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Aragonès proposes art. 92 of the Constitution as a way for an independence referendum without the need for a quorum

He defends the question: 'Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state?' and without quorum requirements

The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has proposed article 92 of the Spanish Constitution as the "optimal route" for an independence referendum in Catalonia, as concluded by the Institute of Self-Government Studies (IEA) report on the routes legal for an eventual vote.

This is what he said this Tuesday at a press conference from the Palau Centelles after receiving the IEA's report 'Identification and concretion of legal avenues for the holding of a referendum to ask the citizens of Catalonia about independence' from the director of the institution, Joan Ridao, and that part of the work of the Academic Council for the Clarity Agreement.

"Voting on independence is possible in the current legislative framework and is only a matter of political will, like amnesty," said Aragonès, who explained that the question posed by the report is: 'Do you want Catalonia to become a state? independent?', with a binary response and no quorum requirements.

The president of the Generalitat has assured that the report contemplates that the path of article 92 is "the priority, as well as not exclusive", and has opted for a referendum agreed between the parties and limited only to Catalonia.

Furthermore, the Catalan president has maintained that the question is "unequivocal and clear, to comply with all international standards."

He explained that his proposal coincides with what was expressed in the report: "No minimum percentages, nor participation thresholds", and he assured that this would be his starting point in a hypothetical negotiation with the State.

He explained that he shared this report with the councilors in the Executive Council this Tuesday, and defined it as a "rigorous" text, which analyzes the background and the state and international legal framework, following the recommendations of the Academic Council of the Clarity Agreement.

"CATALAN WAY"

He highlighted that the report looks at other cases in the world such as Scotland and Quebec, but defines its own "way, the Catalan way", and has maintained that this report can be useful to face a new stage of negotiation with the State, which ensures that it will open after the elections on May 12, with a new Parliament and a new Government.

Aragonès has assured that if the Generalitat has negotiated with the State at the dialogue table "it is thanks to this path taken so far", after which he recalled the consultation of November 9, 2014 and 1-O.

"Very important milestones that demonstrate Catalonia's will to exist and that appeal to us to persist, persist and persist," defended the president, who has opted to work positively on this proposal, which he described as tangible and viable.

TWO OTHER LEGAL WAYS

Asked if they will transfer this report to the central Government, the Catalan president stated that it will be "available to everyone", both the parliamentary groups and the central Executive, and insisted that it is a tool that can be used by the next Government of the Generalitat that emerged after the elections of May 12.

In the IEA report, it also contemplates two other alternative legal means to call a referendum: the reform of Organic Law 2/1980 on the regulation of the different modalities of referendum or the delegation of state functions to authorize referendums, through the article 150.2 of the Constitution.