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Basque region in Spain calls for self-determination

Lawmakers from the Basque region in the north of Spain, this week, adopted a declaration of self-determination, reports Reuters.

The declaration was backed by 48 votes from the Basque National Party whilst 27 voted against. The Basque region’s ruling Basque National Party further stated that any actions towards the right of self-determination should be negotiated with the central government.

The Basque claim for sovereignty comes as the Catalan region is set to hold an internal referendum on the right to self-determination in November this year.

The central Spanish government, earlier this year, declared the Catalan declaration as “null and unconstitutional.”
The Basque region previously adopted a declaration to vote on self –determination in 1990, which was eventually blocked by Spanish courts.