Catalan separatist group wants mandate from vote

One of Catalonia’s main separatist civil society groups says that while it considers that Spain “illegitimately” called an early regional election, it’s an opportunity to get a mandate to “ratify the republic.”
The Assemblea Nacional Catalan, or ANC, which only recognizes an independent Catalan republic, has made the comments in a statement Tuesday, after its leaders held a meeting late Monday.
The ANC says that elections to be held on Dec. 21 can’t be considered to have full democratic guarantees because they were “illegitimately called by the government in Madrid” and because two activists are in jail pending sedition charges, including ANC leader Jordi Sanchez.
But the statement said that grassroots organizations need to prepare a “joint strategy” before the regional election with the goal of “obtaining an uncontested victory that will ratify the Republic.”
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