Catalan Parliament Passes Resolution Calling To Abolish Monarchy In Spain

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Catalan Parliament Passes Resolution Calling to Abolish Monarchy in Spain

The Catalan parliament passed on Thursday a resolution which condemns the position of King Felipe VI of Spain during the Catalan independence crisis and calls for abolition of monarchy in the country.

MADRID (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th October, 2018) The Catalan parliament passed on Thursday a resolution which condemns the position of King Felipe VI of Spain during the Catalan independence crisis and calls for abolition of monarchy in the country.

The resolution was proposed by the regional branch of the Spanish Podemos party, Catalunya en Comu-Podem, which has 8 mandates out of 135 in the Catalan parliament. A total of 69 lawmakers supported the resolution, while 57 parliamentarians voted against and four abstained.

The voting was aired on the parliament's website.

The resolution blasted Felipe's address to the nation on October 3 last year, which "justified violence" at polling stations during the independence referendum.

The document calls for adherence to republican values and to "abolition the outdated and anti-democratic institution of monarchy."

On October 1, 2017, Catalonia held an independence vote, which resulted in over 90 percent of those who voted backing the region's autonomy. Madrid objected to the referendum and refused to recognize its results. In late October, Madrid imposed direct rule over Catalonia and dissolved the regional parliament, after the Catalan government proclaimed the region's independence.

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