The leader of Spain's Catalonia region, where a separatist movement is in full swing, on Friday announced an independence referendum for October 1 in defiance of Madrid which is firmly against such a vote.Current polling suggests it may face the same negative fate as the recent independence vote in Scotland.
Speaking in Barcelona, Carles Puigdemont said the question would be: "Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic." Catalonia, a wealthy, 7.5-million-strong region with its own language and customs, has long demanded greater autonomy.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Disaggregation Trend Continues
I've been wondering when we would see the news reported in this story, by AFP for Yahoo News. Hat tip to Drudge Report for the link.