After reading an article on the Sezentrania Crisis, we wanted to answer the accusations and communicate more about the Occitanian political reality.
"Despite being its founder, the federal government refused to allow Lee to act as the state’s governor, instead designating the federal legislature, the Vergadering, as the state’s administrator."
--> Daniel Lee has never asked the President Office for this position and we wish to place a neutral body in this post, the time to update the new situation of Sezentrania in Occitania.
"With Lee being the only resident of Sezentrania, the argument by the federal government that the secession is not a question of self-determination appears fleeting at best. While it is a fact that Lee did not follow constitutional processes, his decision as the sole resident of the state is, arguably, the practice of self-determination in action."
--> In Occitania, there are legal and constitutional means to move from a federal state status to something else. Here we have received no solicitation of this type, nor even pleasures or requests.
"More questionable is whether the federal government has moral standing to oppose the secession of Sezentrania. On October 27th, Occitania announced its support for the unilateral declaration of independence issued by the Spanish state of Catalonia. Catalonia declared independence, in violation of Spanish law, following the results of an unconstitutional referendum in which a minority of its residents participated"
-->As we said, our federal statutes are negotiable and flexible. It is not the case in Spain. For seven years, Catalans saw a closed door in front of them. Their secession respects the Catalan legality.
"With its own territorial integrity is threatened by similar action, Occitania’s government now underscores the importance of constitutional law and minimizes the right of a local populace to exercise self-determination."
-->The action is not at all similar. In Catalonia, a democratically elected parliament and president initiated a process of complete autonomy. Here, a single individual has proclaimed a pseudo republic. And when using the same means, this is also false. We are enforcing the law, but unlike Madrid, we are open to dialogue and we do not send police for beating grandmothers.
Background of the crisis: https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Sezentrania_Crisis
Occitania has always pleaded for a flexible federation with a great devolution of powers, that is what makes our plurality and our strength.
We offer to our Federal States greater power in a united nation, with a strong cultural, diplomatic, legal and digital network. We can not allow ourselves, for the sake of stability, to welcome territories, which afterward leave the union a few hours later.
In addition, the president of the so-called "Free Democratic Republic of Sezentrania", Daniel Lee had no legal function in the State of Sezentrania. This is a real coup d'etat and a constitutional affront. The Federal Court will restore the federal and constitutional order shortly. Do not underestimate our institutional capacity.
There can be no question of self-determination because this action is one-sided. We are open to mediation as part of the constitutional order. There were several ways to get a new status. This unilateral action was not concerted, we did not have the slightest notice or the slightest message.
We ask all international actors to recognize our legal and democratic institutions. We do not prevent any of our territories from reaching a new status, however, this must be done in negotiation and consultation. We will use all the necessary means to guarantee the constitutional order.
La Unión Popular de Occitania es una micronación multicultural y internacional. Cuatro comunidades son reconocidas por la administración, los catalanes (28%), los franceses (22,8%), los castellanos (10,5%) y los latinoamericanos (9%).
Occitania tiene territorios en la provincia de Huesca (Aragón, Río de Nata y Nueva Ingolstadt) y en Madrid (Carpetania). Los Estados Federales de "Huesca" están deshabitados. Además, la comunidad castellana de Occitania trasciende las fronteras españolas, sobre todo al otro lado de los Pirineos.
Desde el 21 de junio de 2017, se ha creado un ministro dedicado a la minoría castellana con el objetivo de garantizar y promover esta comunidad. Este organismo público, creó una campaña llamada "Somos todos la fuerza de Occitania"
En el nivel de la cultura, el castellano tiene un gran lugar. Más de la mitad de los occitanos (castellanos o no) saben hablar este idioma. En 2015, durante la primera participación en el concurso Microvision, se eligió una canción en castellano para representar a Occitania. Fue Arde Paris por Mireille Mathieu. El Gobierno quiere promover el uso del castellano en los sectores diplomático y mediático.