Friday, December 22, 2017

...And fuck you, Spain

Catalans went to the polls last night in snap elections forced by Madrid. The results are still coming in, but with 90% of the votes counted, it looks like a clear victory for pro-independence parties (and an even bigger one for pro-referendum ones). As for the Spanish parties, they fought amongst themselves for a shrinking pool of votes. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's People's Party was slaughtered, but votes went to the (even more pro-fascist) Citizens. Rajoy forced these elections in an effort to unseat a pro-independence Catalan government. Instead, the Catalan people have reconfirmed its mandate.

So far, the elections appear to be free and fair, and the Spanish government did not attempt to pervert the results. The question now is whether they will respect them.