Catalan separatist drive halted as Mas fails to form govt

A far-left Catalan separatist party says it will not back a new regional government led by outgoing president Artur Mas, pictured on September 25, 2015Catalan separatists on Sunday appeared incapable of forming a government following intractable divisions over the identity of the region’s future president in a move likely to trigger fresh elections. The crisis came to a head after a far-left Catalan separatist party said it would not back a new regional government led by outgoing president Artur Mas. The announcement is a major blow for Mas, who has spearheaded Catalonia’s drive to break away from Spain.

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