As Catalan parties “fight for hegemony” of the pro-independence movement, The Local Spain spoke to Spanish constitutional expert Eduardo Bayón to pick through the details. Carles Puigdemont remains in Brussels and Catalonia without a president.
Spain is at a key moment where a constitutional reform is needed to update the magna carta and renew the basic rules of coexistence. Spain has experienced a crisis – a crisis that has been socio-economic as well as political-institutional and territorial – and has seen consensus eroded.
Is Madrid worried Catalonia’s independence push could spread to other regions, and how might the situation be solved? Political scientist Edu Bayón analyses the current state of play.