Friday, October 30, 2009

More than 600,000 Catalans will be able to vote for Independence on December 13

So far, there are 115 towns participating

Six-hundred, twenty-three thousand Catalans, at least, will be able to vote in the referendum on Independence that will be held on December 13 in more than 100 towns in the Principat* (see a pdf of the list with the population of each). Everyone sixteen or older listed in the census of those towns will be eligible to vote, regardless of their nationality. It is believed that before the list is completed, in mid November, there will be many more town included.

In the last few days, important steps have been achieved in organizing the referendums, especially in Osona, where the executive director of Osona Decideix, Alfons López Tena has formally requested that there be international observers at the referendums and there is also a plan for the represented political parties to authorize voters. Each week, meanwhile, more towns approve motions in support of the referendums in their council meetings.

Originally published in VilaWeb on 30 October 2009 at 15:09h

Translation Notes

*Principat refers to the "Principat of Catalonia", and is comprised of the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona.

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