The Province. Spain’s Catalonia Parliament passes symbolic declaration of sovereignty, referendum expected. 23.01.2013

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The parliament of Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia has approved a largely symbolic declaration stating the region is a sovereign entity, paving the way for a referendum on independence from Spain.

The proposal was carried Wednesday by 85 votes in favour, with 41 against and two abstentions.

 

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Posted on January 24, 2013, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, Canada, English, January 2013, The Province. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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