Spain's state prosecutor steps down after spat over Catalonia

December 18, 2014 4:19 PM

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Spain's state prosecutor steps down after spat over Catalonia

MADRID (Reuters) - State prosecutor Eduardo Torres-Dulce, a key figure in the spat between Spain and Catalonia over an attempt to stage an independence vote, resigned on Thursday with the opposition saying he had come under undue pressure from the government.

Torres-Dulce had fought for the independence of his role when the central government pressed him to bring a lawsuit against Catalan head Artur Mas for going ahead with a symbolic vote on secession from Spain after Madrid blocked a full-blown referendum in the courts.

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