Leader of Catalonia Artur Mas
Appeared in print on 29.11.2012
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.