Catalan officials charged with misuse of public funds for organising independence vote

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A Barcelona court on Tuesday charged 30 people with misuse of public funds over Catalonia’s 2017 independence referendum, a move that may worsen tensions between the region and Spain’s central government ahead of a nationwide election on April 28.

Catalonia’s stance is important as many polls suggest that Spain’s governing Socialists may need the backing of Catalan pro-independence parties to form a majority in Madrid.

The biggest issue in campaigning for the April 28 vote has been Madrid’s handling of Catalan discontent that led to the...


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Catalan officials charged with misuse of public funds for organising independence vote


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