The chief prosecutor in Catalonia, Martín Rodríguez Sol, is sacked for having said in an interview that ways could be found to be able to legally hold a non-bonding poll on independence (March 2013). https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mart%C3%ADn_Rodr%C3%ADguez_Sol
Thirty Catalan judges sign a manifesto saying that a referendum to allow Catalonia to decid to political future fits within the Constitution. (February 2014) www.ara.cat/politica/Jutges-defensa-dret_a_decidir-Catalunya_0_1084091835.html
Catalonia adopts a law to organise its own non-binding polls and participatory processes.
Central government claims the law is unconstitutional and challenges several articles before the Constitutional court.
Central government claims the decree is unconstitutional and challenges it before the Constitutional court.
Central government gets the Constitutional court to issue an injunction suspending the poll.
The Catalan government immediately announces the suspension of the poll.
The Catalan government decides to apply another article in the law, and announces a participatory process to be run by volunteers.
Central government laughs it off haughtily.
Central government gets the Constitutional court to issue an injunction paralyzing the Catalan government's involvement in the participatory process, five days before it is due to start.
The Catalan government says it will comply, but that the participatory process has been designed to operate autonomously, with volunteers.
Several Spanish nationalist organizations call on the public prosecutor in Catalonia to halt the vote. He refuses.
Members of the Spanish government laugh off the poll as being a farce: "simulacro inútil y estéril" (Catalá)
At the end of the voting period, on November 25 2014, 2,340,000 Catalans had taken part, more than any analyst had foreseen. 80% voted for an independent Catalonia.
The public prosecutors in Catalonia unanimously agree there are no grounds for criminal proceedings against the President.
The general prosecutor in Madrid forces them to prosecute president Mas and three of his ministers.
In his turn the general prosecutor in Madrid is forced to resign, complaining about political pressure.
In a single day 11,000 9N volunteers download forms to call on the courts to be sued aongside the politicians. http://www.naciodigital.cat/noticia/78342/formulari/autoinculpacio/9-n/arriba/11000/descarregues
The High Court later replies to the presented forms, saying that they had not committed any offence. http://drets.cat/index.php/noticies/164-celebrem-que-el-tsjc-arxivi-les-autoinculpacions-del-9n-perque-demostra-que-no-hi-havia-delicte
Over 500 lawyers and judges sign a manifesto calling for a referendum (March 2017).
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CATALONIA WANTS TO VOTE. Declaration of Sovereignty and the Right to Decide of the Catalan People. 23rd of January 2013
CATALONIA WANTS TO VOTE. Resolution on the right to decide. 13th of March 2013
THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT SUSPENDS THE DECLARATION OF SOVERIEGNTY PASSED BY THE PARLIAMENT OF CATALONIA. 25th of March 2014. “Only the Spanish people is sovereign in an exclusive and indivisible way. No fraction of this population can be considered sovereign”.
"The Constitution is based on the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation and any attempt to dissolve it is radically contrary to the Constitution". Mariano Rajoy, President of the Spanish Government
THE SPANISH PARLIAMENT VOTES AGAINST A NEGOTIATED REFERENDUM. 8th of April 2014. ”It is impossible to give the Catalan parliament what it is asking for because the constitution does not allow it”. Mariano Rajoy, President of the Spanish Government
THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT SUSPENDS THE DECREE CONVOKING THE 9TH NOVEMBER REFERENDUM. 29th of September 2014. "All resolutions and orders dictated in the application of the impugnated normative and decree under appeal are hereby suspended". An extract from the sentence
THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT SUSPENDS THE ALTERNATIVE 9TH NOVEMBER REFERENDUM. 4th of November 2014. “Suspending all the challenged acts and other actions in preparation of a consultation or those related to it”. An extract from the sentence
«President Mas' goal is to use the unofficial consultation on 9-N to offer to the Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, the chance to negotiate a proper referendum on the independence of Catalonia, like the one which took place in Scotlamd.»