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Opinion: Catalonia’s intractable separatist conundrum

The Catalan crisis in Spain drags on: the population in the region is split over the question of independence, with no end to the deadlock in sight. And while Madrid officially opposes secession, the current national government relies on the votes of separatist parties to maintain power. To avoid a military blockade, a new decentralization formula will have to be found.

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