The political platform Crida Nacional per la República (National Call for the Republic), aiming to bring together pro-independence parties, was launched on October 27 as a “political movement for an agreed referendum through peaceful means”.

In their first rally, Crida Nacional gathered 6.000 people in Manresa. A total of 51.000 have signed their initial support to the new organisation.

The platform was put forth by Catalan president Quim Torra, former president and head of JxCat party Carles Puigdemont, and jailed activist Jordi Sànchez.  The constituent congress of the platform is to be celebrated on January 19.