Catalan parliament votes yes to independence referendum next September

Catalonia’s parliament voted in favor on Thursday of pursuing a referendum on independence next September amid mounting tensions with Spain’s central government over whether the northeastern region can legally break away. The referendum poses a new headache for Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whose conservative People’s Party (PP) repeatedly has refused to consider allowing one in Catalonia, which is home to about a sixth of the population. Rajoy’s stand-off with the Catalan separatists has sharpened at a time when national politics have ground to a halt after two inconclusive national elections over the last 10 months failed to produce a majority to form a central government.

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