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Catalan regional leader asks Spain for dialogue on self-determination

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Catalan regional leader asks Spain for dialogue on self-determination
Pro-independence activists light their mobiles during a protest outside the Spanish government delegation offices in Barcelona, Spain October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea   -   Copyright  ALBERT GEA(Reuters)
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – The head of government in the Spanish region of Catalonia called on Madrid on Tuesday to discuss the region’s self-determination following days of mass, sometimes violent protests over jail sentences for nine separatist leaders.

In a televised address, Quim Torra called on acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez “to initiate a dialogue without conditions … in which the Catalan government will defend its right to self-determination”.

Proponents of Catalan secession from Spain often use the term “self-determination” to refer to being able to vote on the matter and subsequently act on that vote.

(Reporting by Joan Faus, writing by Ilsa Binnie, editing by Andrei Khalip)

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