The Wall Street Journal. #Catalonia Political Parties Agree To Hold #Independence #Referendum #9N2014

MADRID—Catalonia’s largest political parties said Thursday they have agreed to hold a referendum on the possible independence of the northeastern Spanish region on November 9 next year, in a direct challenge to the country’s central government.

In a news conference, Catalan President Artur Mas, the leader of the main Catalan opposition party, and two leaders of smaller parties said the referendum is the logical conclusion of a growing pro-independence movement in the region, one of Spain’s wealthiest. The four parties account for a large majority of seats in the Catalan regional parliament.

Mr. Mas said Catalan voters will be asked whether they want that Catalonia “becomes a state.”

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