Yes/Yes

12.12.2013

Author: Joan Carretero, RCAT President

Source: RCAT

artur-mas-consulta-dataIn a little corner of Western Europe, a millennial nation requests the right to vote and decide over its own future in a peaceful, democratic and amicable way. Which nation with a democratic tradition will refuse to give it its support?

Today, Thursday December 12th, 2013, the President of the Generalitat has solemnly announced to the people of Catalonia the agreement reached between political parties who wish to put into effect the referendum/consultation with a definite question and date.

Firstly, we must mention the fact that President Mas is moving forward according to his electoral commitments and, therefore, Reagrupament is proud to give him our full unconditional support to guide this process of national emancipation. Needless to say, Reagrupament have had to, yet again, hear comments against this decision mainly from certain so-called people in favour of ‘Independence’, although Reagrupament have been the only group, besides CIU, who have realised the importance of strengthening Catalonia’s leader’s position to guarantee the full success of this project.

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Secondly, although the announcement reveals a ‘double question’ and that makes it very tempting for many Catalans to just answer ‘ Yes/No or even Yes/-‘, thinking they have served their country well, we must nonetheless congratulate all the political parties who have reached an agreement without making us fall into ridicule like other times before.

At this greatly emotional moment, we must be clear in our minds that the process begins now and that we must not stop. It is very possible that the politicians might see that it is all done and dusted and accuse Madrid for their inability to advance further. As citizens, we must persevere in order to see Spain’s will against this process falter and ensure that our politicians do not fail us. We must not allow this train to freedom to stop at a station half way, just because it is a comfortable place for the parties who are now happy with the agreement reached.

independencia_catalu_aBesides, we should not forget that we must demand, given the Spanish refusal, a response and intercession from the democratic European countries and the world. Now, in a little corner of Western Europe, a millennial nation requests the right to vote and decide over its own future in a peaceful, democratic and amicable way. Which nation with a democratic tradition will refuse to give it its support?”

From Reagrupament we commit ourselves to see the process to its fruition so that, in a few months’ time, the majority of citizens in Catalonia vote with all their might and enthusiasm.

(Translation: JG)

 

 

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