Today, 2013 January 23rd, the Catalan Parliament voted in favor of the Declaration of Sovereignty to start a way to a new state. The approved text pledges to initiating the process to exercise the right to decide on how to implement the right to self-determination of peoples.January 23, 2013 Article from Help Catalonia
The voting showed a clear majority in favor of the Declaration:
In favor : 85 MPs
Against: 41 MPs
Abstention: 2 MPs
Most Catalan parties voted in favor of the people of Catalonia to have, for reasons of democratic legitimacy, the nature of a sovereign political and legal subject. It means to declare the democratic sovereignty of the people of Catalonia as a political subject, as well as, if the people vote it, to effect the will to constitute Catalonia as a new state of Europe.
And so Catalonia continues its democratic march for freedom.