Two men walks in front of an electoral poster featuring the leader of center-right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) Artur Mas following Sunday's elections in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. A day after voters in Spain’s economically powerful region of Catalonia dealt a punishing blow to the ruling party advocating independence from Spain, the pressure was on the party leader and regional president Artur Mas to form a new government that would carry out his promise. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Independence drive falters for Spain's Catalonia
By ALAN CLENDENNING
Associated Press / November 26, 2012
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This fall, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy refused to ease Catalonia’s tax load. And some 1.5 million people turned out in Barcelona in September for the largest Catalonian nationalist rally since the 1970s.
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