As Spain Braces For Catalonia Elections, Pro-Unity Campaigners Fear Economic Catastrophe
Residents of the Spanish region of Catalonia will vote in regional elections Thursday — two months after separatist campaigners tried to declare independence following a disputed referendum. The Spanish government called the election in an attempt to take the heat out of the crisis — and is hoping that a silent majority will vote for pro-unity parties. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Barcelona, many Catalans who oppose independence say it would devastate the region’s economy.
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