The separatist

Leader of Catalonia Artur Mas

Artur Mas put a brave face on his setback. The leader of Catalonia had called early elections for 25 November, promising to organise a vote on independence. To be able to call a vote, he had needed to boost his party’s seats in the regional parliament from 62 to 68; instead, his party lost seats, dropping to 50. 

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