Catalonia: Artur Mas quits amid assembly deadlock

January 9, 2016 6:07 PM

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Catalonia: Artur Mas quits amid assembly deadlock

Catalonia's acting leader Artur Mas has said he will step down as the pro-independence head of the Spanish region, to avoid triggering new elections.

Disagreements between secessionist parties, which gained a majority in September's regional polls, have blocked the formation of a Catalan government.

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