Santa Coloma mayor Nuria Parlon
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Catalonia vote: The mayor who opposes independence

Santa Coloma mayor Nuria Parlon opposes independence for Spain's Catalonia region, putting herself at odds with many local people in her Barcelona suburb.

The Socialist mayor believes in Catalans' right to vote, but says economic recovery and social welfare are more pressing issues.

Catalans are holding a non-binding vote on independence from Spain on 9 November, in defiance of efforts by Madrid to block it.

  • 07 Nov 2014
  • From the section Europe