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Association of Municipalities for Independence

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Association of Municipalities for Independence

The Association of Municipalities for Independence (Catalan: Associació de Municipis per la Independència) is a Catalan organization of town councils and other administration entities created with the goal of achieving the independence of Catalonia.

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This entity was born in December 14, 2011 in the city of Vic. Nowadays it has the support of 786 town councils out of the 948 total in Catalonia (82,9%). In addition, 39 out of 42 county councils give support to the association and also all the four Catalan provincial councils.

There are six major parties in Catalonia that support the right of self-determination. In 2012, these were the proportions of mayors of each party who have signed for the association:

  • CUP: 4/4 (100%).
  • ERC: 128/139 (92,1%).
  • Convergència and Unió: 402/519 (75,3%).
  • ICV-EUiA: 13/23 (56,5%).
  • PSC 76/196: (38,8%).
  • PP: 0/8 (0%). (It does not support either self-determination or independence)
  • Without party (independent candidates) 46/53 (86,8%)
  • Other parties 4/4 (100%)
  • Administrated by public committee 0/1 (0%)
  • Objectives

    As stated in the foundation articles of the association, these are the goals and purposes of the organization:

  • 1. Becoming a broad discussion space to share ideas, initiatives (institutional and citizen-level), experiences, information, management tools and everything that can be useful to bring the people of Catalonia to independence in order to achieve full functioning municipal powers.
  • 2. Promote and defend Catalan national rights.
  • 3. Develop the citizen need for Catalonia to exercise her right to self-determination.
  • 4. Create a promotion network abroad, mainly within the framework of the European Union.
  • 5. Promote town council self-finance.
  • 6. Establish synergies in other areas, such as business and finance.
  • Statistics

    As of 10 October 2013, 71.3% of the total territory supported the AMI.

    References

    Association of Municipalities for Independence Wikipedia


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