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Artur Mas to step down, backs Carles Puigdemont as potential successor

Amid waning support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader. Pro-secession

Amid waning support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader. Pro-secession

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Catalonia: Artur Mas to step down as regional president

Amid waning party support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader

Amid waning party support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader

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Snap election on the cards in Catalonia

Split among factions threatens to undermine campaign for independence from Madrid as parties clash over choice of leader.

Split among factions threatens to undermine campaign for independence from Madrid as parties clash over choice of leader.

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Divisions over who should lead Catalonia in parliament

Catalonia’s anti-capitalist party, the CUP – which is part of a pro-independence coalition – has failed to reach a final decision on its partner’s

Catalonia’s anti-capitalist party, the CUP – which is part of a pro-independence coalition – has failed to reach a final decision on its partner’s

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Catalonia carves road map for independence from Spain

Catalonia sets the ball rolling for independence from Spain, despite objections from Madrid. A nine-point road map seeks secession within 18 months.

Catalonia sets the ball rolling for independence from Spain, despite objections from Madrid. A nine-point road map seeks secession within 18 months.

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Catalan leader Artur Mas in court over independence referendum

Thousands of people have turned out in Barcelona to show their support for acting Catalan president Artur Mas. He has gone before a court in the city

Thousands of people have turned out in Barcelona to show their support for acting Catalan president Artur Mas. He has gone before a court in the city

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Significant regional election victory for Catalan separatists

The independence movement in Catalonia has secured a significant victory in regional elections. Pro-secession parties in Catalonia win landmark vote

The independence movement in Catalonia has secured a significant victory in regional elections. Pro-secession parties in Catalonia win landmark vote

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Catalonia: Pro-unity party plays down separatist vote

Among those parties opposed to Catalan independence, Ciudadanos emerged as the only winner. They garnered 18 percent of the vote – a substantial

Among those parties opposed to Catalan independence, Ciudadanos emerged as the only winner. They garnered 18 percent of the vote – a substantial

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Barcelona buzzing as region celebrates Catalonia's national day

More than one million people crammed the streets of Barcelona to celebrate Catalonia’s national day. The throngs called for Catalonia to break away

More than one million people crammed the streets of Barcelona to celebrate Catalonia’s national day. The throngs called for Catalonia to break away

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Catalonia announces new 'independence plan'

Artur Mas has said he wants to call early regional elections, centred around the issue of independence from Spain. The head of the regional

Artur Mas has said he wants to call early regional elections, centred around the issue of independence from Spain. The head of the regional

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Catalan leader to be sued over independence vote

Catalan leader Artur Mas is to be sued for defying a court ruling and holding a symbolic vote on the region’s independence. Spain’s state

Catalan leader Artur Mas is to be sued for defying a court ruling and holding a symbolic vote on the region’s independence. Spain’s state

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Spain: no negotiation on Catalonia independence

Spain’s regional Catalonia authorities have proposed that the Spanish prime minister establishes a permanent dialogue over Catalan independence

Spain’s regional Catalonia authorities have proposed that the Spanish prime minister establishes a permanent dialogue over Catalan independence

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Catalan vote draws muted EU response

After the tension that surrounded Scotland’s recent independence referendum, the reaction in Brussels to the non-binding Catalan vote has been

After the tension that surrounded Scotland’s recent independence referendum, the reaction in Brussels to the non-binding Catalan vote has been

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Catalan nationalists hail symbolic vote, Madrid slams 'sterile' act

The head of Catalonia’s government says the region has earned the right to a referendum on independence from Spain. Artur Mas was speaking as he

The head of Catalonia’s government says the region has earned the right to a referendum on independence from Spain. Artur Mas was speaking as he

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Spain: Voting begins in Catalonia 'independence' ballot

Voting is underway in Catalonia’s informal referendum on a breakaway from Spain. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to back independence

Voting is underway in Catalonia’s informal referendum on a breakaway from Spain. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to back independence

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Catalonia prepares to vote in independence 'consultation'

Last-minute preparations have been taking place in Catalonia in readiness for a high turnout in Sunday’s informal referendum on a breakaway from

Last-minute preparations have been taking place in Catalonia in readiness for a high turnout in Sunday’s informal referendum on a breakaway from

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Spain: Catalonia set to vote on independence from Madrid

The electoral campaign in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region has ended ahead of a symbolic vote on independence from Madrid tomorrow. The result

The electoral campaign in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region has ended ahead of a symbolic vote on independence from Madrid tomorrow. The result

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Spain suspends symbolic vote on Catalan independence

Spain’s constitutional court has suspended a symbolic referendum planned by the Catalan regional government for Sunday. A full independence

Spain’s constitutional court has suspended a symbolic referendum planned by the Catalan regional government for Sunday. A full independence

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Catalan president snaps back at Madrid government

The Catalan President Artur Mas has hit out at Spain’s plans to block a watered-down version of an independence vote. Tensions have risen between

The Catalan President Artur Mas has hit out at Spain’s plans to block a watered-down version of an independence vote. Tensions have risen between