Catalonia passes law to authorise independence vote the day after Scottish referendum

September 19, 2014 11:42 PM

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Catalonia passes law to authorise independence vote the day after Scottish referendum

HOT on the heels of the Scottish referendum, Catalonia’s regional parliament has passed legislation authorising a referendum on the region’s independence from the rest of Spain — and they are not the only ones who want out.

Catalonia’s parliament made the announcement on Friday, allowing Catalan leaders to hold a non-binding vote on November 9. The law was approved with 106 to 28 votes.

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