January 9, 2016

A PEOPLE WHO THINK THEMSELVES A NATION ARE ONE:

Catalan separatist parties agree regional government deal, new leader (Deutsche-Welle, 1/09/16)

Catalan separatists have struck an eleventh-hour deal to form a regional government that will work towards independence from Spain. The agreement required controversial secessionist leader Artur Mas to step aside. [...]

New elections might have led to a setback for the wealthy, 7.5-million-strong northeastern region's push for independence. Riding a wave of secessionist sentiment at the polls in September, Junts pel Si and the more radical, far-left CUP party together won a majority of seats in the 135-seat Catalan parliament. The Catalan parliament in Barcelona passed a plan in November for breaking away from Spain.

Posted by at January 9, 2016 5:48 PM

  

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