Catalonia takes election gamble to keep independence drive alive

January 18, 2015 9:19 AM

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Catalonia takes election gamble to keep independence drive alive

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonian leaders are hoping that a regional election in September will keep alive a fading independence drive and force the hand of Spain's central government - but the move could also backfire.

The long push for independence from Spain, which gathered strength during the economic crisis of recent years, is a big headache for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who has taken a hard line on such ambitions.

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