On October 1st, we exercised our right to self-determination as we had never done before. We voted and we gave ourselves a mandate: to become an independent State in the form of a Republic.
The Council’s source of legitimacy is the mandate of 1-O. The Council will keep this mandate alive, will defend it and give it continuity. The mission of the Council is to make the 1-O mandate effective; that is to say, the Republic proclaimed on October 27th 2017, a reality. The Catalan Government asked for mediation and dialogue several times after the State violence at the referendum. The answer to those dialogue proposals was the application of article 155 imposing direct rule on Catalonia. Consequently, on October 27 the Catalan Republic was politically declared.