Pressure to End Spain Impasse Grows After Catalan Breakthrough

January 10, 2016 5:42 PM

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Pressure on Spanish political leaders to find a way out of their post-election deadlock rose after Catalonia moved closer to forming a government dedicated to splitting from Spain.

The regional assembly in Catalonia, Spain’s biggest economic region, will hold an emergency session later on Sunday to elect a new leader following the decision of acting President Artur Mas to stand aside. Mas said his decision to quit and nominate Carles Puigdemont, the mayor of Girona, would free...

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