Marijuana joins the election agenda

Just weeks after Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled to let four citizens grow and consume marijuana for recreational purposes, around 50 Spanish associations are asking Spain’s political parties to open up a national debate on the same issue. The request, made by an umbrella group called Regulación Responsable (Responsible Regulation), comes …

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Emerging Ciudadanos party plans attack on two-party system

The strong performance by emerging political force Ciudadanos (Citizens) at the Catalan elections on Sunday will have prompted other party leaders to raise the bar ahead of the upcoming Spanish general elections, due to be held in December. With 25 seats in the regional assembly, up from nine, Ciudadanos has …

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Pro-independence parties to win a slim majority at election

The parties running on a joint pro-independence ticket in the Catalan regional election on September 27th are likely to win a narrow majority, thus paving the way for a possible unilateral declaration of independence, according to the latest poll carried out by Spain’s Centre for Sociological Research (CIS), an independent …

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Catalan parties planning to declare independence

If secessionist parties win the Catalan regional elections scheduled for September 27th, independence could be formally declared just six to eight months later. That is part of the deal that was reached this week by the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CDC) and the Catalan Republican Left (ERC), which have decided …

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