Spain's not-so-civil war of words over Catalonia vote

November 11, 2014 4:42 PM

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Pro-independence Catalonians want to open a permanent dialogue with Madrid in order to hold an official independence vote. If the Spanish government refuses, they will go ahead anyway, Catalan leader Artur Mas says.

On Tuesday, Artur Mas (right in photo), the head of Catalonia's government, called on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (left) to establish a permanent dialogue with the semiautonomous region, threatening to move up local elections and use them as a proxy for a more official secession referendum ...

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