Catalonia parliament approves Spain secession plan

November 9, 2015 12:33 PM

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Catalonia's parliament on Monday voted to draft a plan to gain independence from Spain by 2017, putting itself on a collision course with the country's central government.

The Barcelona-based regional parliament for northeastern Catalonia passed the motion, which was proposed by pro-secession parties Together for Yes and the far left-wing Popular Unity Candidacy by 72 votes to 63, the Associated Press reported.

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