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By Ferran Requejo

The political process “Catalonia, new state in Europe” is about to enter a second phase. The first phase, that of pro-independence characterized by the leadership of Catalan civil society organizations (Òmnium, the Catalan National Assembly, the consultations held in municipalities throughout Catalonia, tc.), will end on November 25th when the Catalans go to the polls. This first phase began with the July 2010 demonstration-response to the ruling of the Spanish Constitutional Court on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy, a relatively modest text that had been ratified in a referendum by the citizens of Catalonia. As different studies have shown, support for independence over these last twenty-eight months has not stopped growing, to the point that became the unquestionable expression of the massive demonstration on September 11th, 2012.

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