Sujit Choudhry is one of the most renowned constitutional lawyers globally, refer to (Linkedin.com). Recently, Choudhry together with his team of scholars advised the Spanish and Catalan governments to have a dialogue. Sujit Choudhry and his colleagues hope that these two governments will heed to their advice and eventually sit down together and have a discussion about the current constitutional issues. Puigdemont is the current serving President of Catalonia, and he has been advised to seek a referendum to enforce the desires of the people of Catalonia. Rajoy, the Prime Minister of Spain, was also urged to cope with the fact that the people of Catalonia want to secede from Spain and they want to achieve their desires peacefully. For all this to be accomplished, the Spanish and Catalan governments need to come to a common agreement.
Sujit was the co-author of the letter that was written to the Catalan government. Mr. Puigdemont is Catalonia’s president, and he has postponed Catalonia’s declaration for independence many times with the primary aim of engaging Spain in a dialogue. Since the people of Catalonia may have lost hope in the secession process, the best way to solve this issue is by carrying out a referendum. Spain’s Prime Minister, Mr. Rajoy has also been convicting anyone involved in the fight for Catalonia’s independence. Sujit Choudhry and his team of professionals have advised Mr. Rajoy to cease arresting the Catalonian people. The best way to resolve the issue between Catalonia and Spain is through the presence of a referendum. Mr. Rajoy has also been advised to accept the will of the people of Catalonia after a referendum is carried out. Although Catalonia underwent a referendum in October 1, 2017, the Catalonia parliament was dissolved by the Spanish government through Article 155 of the constitution which was approved by the Senate in the same year. Catalonia was now under the leadership of the Spanish government.
Most scholars believe that the political atmosphere in Spain has not allowed the presence of a political dialogue between Catalonia and Spain. In the past nine months, Spain has been faced by many challenges such as the strikes by pensioners among other issues. These demonstrations have contributed significantly to the political issues that Spain has been facing all along. The presence of such issues has many people wondering whether there is always a right time for a political dialogue.