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In Catalonia, the Struggle With Secession

MIN READJan 11, 2016 | 22:30 GMT

Former Catalan President Artur Mas (2-R) congratulates newly elected Catalan President Carles Puigdemont (R) at the end of a investiture debate in the Catalan Parliament.

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Almost four months after elections, Catalonia finally has a regional government in place. The new administration wants to proceed with secession from Spain, but divisions within the Catalan pro-secession movement and Madrid's actions to prevent the region from declaring independence will hobble Barcelona's attempts to break free....

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