Catalan separatists win vote, Rajoy bid to solve crisis thwarted

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Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s attempt to neuter the independence movement to defuse  Spain ‘s biggest political crisis in decades.

Spanish markets recoiled at a surprise result that is also a setback for the European Union, which must now brace for more secessionist noise as it grapples with the disruption of Brexit and simmering east European discontent.

By risking an election in the wealthy region, Rajoy appears to have made the same mistake that leaders such as...


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Catalan separatists win vote, Rajoy bid to solve crisis thwarted


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