Financial Times. Catalonia vote leaves Mas with dilemma. 26.11.2012

Catalonia vote leaves Mas with dilemma

By Tony Barber in London

Never underestimate the resilience of the western European state system. Never underestimate, either, the deeply ingrained European traditions of political compromise and horse-trading that follow an inconclusive election result.

Such are two pertinent lessons to be drawn from Sunday’s election in the restive northern Spanish region of Catalonia. This was the most important test so far, in Europe’s debt crisis and recession, of the readiness of a politically mature but economically hard-pressed electorate to embrace a project as radical as separatism.

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Posted on January 11, 2013, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, Catalan, English, Financial Times, november 2012, United States of America. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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