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"It is evident that Spain is a democratic state recognized by the international community and even by non-democratic states," he said in Barcelona during a debate in the IV Federalist Convention organized by the Rafael Campalans Foundation, linked to the PSC, the Pablo Iglesias Foundation and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung institution

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Barcelona. Saturday, 16th November 2019

The former ERC deputy Joan Tardà has assured at the Convention this Saturday that Spain is “obviously a democratic state,” although it has questioned whether the democratic quality of the country is “sufficient” to solve the Catalan crisis.

“It is evident that Spain is a democratic state recognized by the international community and even by non-democratic states,” he said in Barcelona during a debate in the IV Federalist Convention organized by the Rafael Campalans Foundation, linked to the PSC, the Pablo Iglesias Foundation and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung institution.

According to Tardà, that of Catalonia “is a conflict between Democrats,” so he urged to ask if the democratic quality of Spain is sufficient and quite excellent “to face a challenge that many call internal question.”

In this sense, he has criticized those who regard independence as less transcendent than other global problems such as bankruptcy of the social status or humanitarian crises: “As how will they solve much more global and urgent challenges if they do not know how to solve a question they themselves say is domestic ? “he said.

Tardà also urged “to promote the culture of non-blocking” and “unconditional dialogue” because it has asserted that “dialogue, recognition of federalism, autonomy and even recalcitrant unionism are subsidiaries of the right to decide”.

https://www.elnacional.cat/ca/politica/tarda-evident-estat-espanyol-estat-democratic_442407_102.html

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