Catalan Lawmakers Meet for Vote on Secession President

November 12, 2015 10:13 AM

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BARCELONA, Spain — Regional lawmakers in Catalonia are debating whether to re-elect acting regional President Artur Mas, leader of a secessionist alliance promising to break away from Spain and form a new Mediterranean nation by mid-2017.

Mas' candidacy was to be put to a second vote Thursday after he lost a first round Tuesday.

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