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Catalonia's leader decrees a referendum on independence

The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia has signed a decree calling for a referendum on independence.

Artur Mas wants Catalonia to hold a Scottish-style vote on 9 November, but does not have the backing of the central government in Madrid.

Tom Burridge reports.

  • 27 Sep 2014
  • From the section Europe
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