On the 9th of November, Catalans were called to participate and give their opinion about independence from Spain. After the ban from the Spanish authorities of the original consultation vote that was agreed on among a wide majority of the Catalan Parliament, the Catalan Government launched an alternative participation process that replaced the original one, although it also took place on November 9 and offered Catalans the chance to answer the original question. The two-part question was "Do you want Catalonia to become a State? If yes, do you want to become an independent State?" By answering with a double "yes" to the question, citizens back independence from Spain. Those voting "yes" to the first part and "no" to the second back a Catalan State within a federal or confederated Spain. Finally, those voting "no" oppose going beyond the current Autonomous Community model and therefore they support the current 'status quo' or they want recentralisation.