Wikipedia – Free Catalan Territory

Free Catalan Territory are those municipalities or regions of Catalonia where Spanish laws and regulations are considered provisional, waiting for the Government and Parliament of Catalonia to enact new Catalan laws after having assumed national sovereignty, and therefore turning Catalonia into an independent state. A Free Catalan Territory is declared through a motion on the subject presented to the local government by a political party; after having it debated in a plenary session, the declaration is approved or rejected by the councillors of the town, as they represent the municipality’s local authority.

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