In­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum Time­line

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Septem­ber 2012

Cata­lan pres­i­dent Ar­tur Mas (right) asks Madrid to ne­go­ti­ate a new ar­range­ment. Span­ish prime min­is­ter Mar­i­ano Ra­joy re­fuses

Jan­uary 2015

Call for re­gional elec­tions to gauge sup­port for dec­la­ra­tion of in­de­pen­dence

Septem­ber 2015

Sep­a­ratists win elec­tion, giv­ing them a man­date to push for in­de­pen­dence

Novem­ber 2015

Cat­alo­nia’s par­lia­ment adopts a res­o­lu­tion sup­port­ing in­de­pen­dence De­cem­ber 2015 Span­ish court re­vokes Cat­alo­nia’s bid to be­gin sep­a­ra­tion process

Jan­uary 2016

Staunch sep­a­ratist Car­les Puigde­mont (right) cho­sen to head gov­ern­ment

March 2017

For­mer leader of Cat­alo­nia, Ar­tur Mas , barred from public of­fice for two years

March 2017

Car­les Puigde­mont calls an in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum on Oc­to­ber 1st.

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