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24th May 2016

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Artur Mas: Spain cannot stop non-binding independence vote

Catalan leader Artur Mas told Catalonia's leading newspaper La Vanguardia on Sunday that Spain's government cannot block a non-binding referendum on independence. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he will block any referendum proposals. Around half of all Catalans are said to favour independence from Spain.

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