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Since hosting the Olympic Games in 1992, Barcelona has boomed. The city's urban development has gone hand in hand with a clean-up of the more colourful parts of the old town and Barcelona is now a lively, cosmopolitan city with a population of just under 2 million. Set between the mountains and the...

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Catalonians vote for independence

The Catalonians who went to the polls on 9 November voted overwhelmingly in favour of the formation of a state independent from Spain. About 2.2 million people, out of an eligible electorate of 5.4 mi...
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Catalonian vote battles legalities

Consultation on more independence still set for 9 November According to a poll at the end of October most Catalonians would like more independence from Spain, but just less than 50 per cent would w...
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Catalonians still want November independence vote

Over 70 per cent of Catalonians still want to hold a referendum on 9 November on independence from Spain, even though the popular vote was suspended by a ruling of the country's constitutional court o...
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Catalonia elections favour small parties

Although Autur Mas, the leader of the centre-right Convergència i Unió (CiU) and incumbent president of the region of Catalonia has won a majority of the 135 seats in the regional parlia...
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Catalonians to vote on more independence

Catalonia goes to the polls on Sunday 25 November in what promises to be an important election not only for the region but also for the whole of Spain. Artur Mas, leader of the centre-right, Conver...
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Catalonia elections early

Catalonians go to the polls on 25 November to vote for a new regional parliament but the key issue is greater autonomy from the central Spanish government. The larger than expected independence day...
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Catalonia rallies for independence from Spain

Over 1.5 million people took part in Catalonia’s national day march on 11 September in Barcelona. It was the largest demonstration that the city had ever seen and the route had to be changed bec...
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Socialists lose power in Barcelona

In a historic shift the socialist PSC party has lost power of Barcelona for the first time since democratic elections were restored in Spain after General Franco
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Barcelona removes Franco era plaques

Barcelona city council has begun the removal of plaques representing the fascist Franco regime from the facades of buildings and houses throughout the city, 34 years after the military dictator
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Democrats Global Primary, Barcelona.

The Democrats Global Primary, the first time in American history for a political primary to be held abroad, will take place on
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Catalonia votes for greater independence.

Voters in Catalonia approved a new charter giving the region greater independence in a regional referendum on 18 June. Just under 74 per cent voted yes to the autonomy plan, which is backed by the Spa...
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