Catalan lawmakers approve plan for secession from Spain

November 9, 2015 12:46 PM

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Catalan lawmakers approve plan for secession from Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — The regional parliament of Catalonia approved a plan Monday to set up a road map for independence from Spain by 2017, in defiance of the central government.

The chamber, based in the northeastern city of Barcelona, passed the motion by 72 votes to 63.

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