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Tuesday, 27 may 2014 | Financial Times


The Financial Times analysis of the European elections in Catalonia

We recommend the Financial Times article "European poll highlights regional rift in Spain" by Tobias Buck,  published on May 27th, 2014. 


The widening gulf between Catalonia and the rest of the nation was highlighted by the starkly diverging outcomes in Sunday’s European Parliament election: after a campaign dominated by the issue of independence, more than 55 per cent of Catalan voters backed parties that support a referendum on the region’s future status. Most do not even stand in other parts of the country.

In contrast, Spain’s ruling Popular Party and the opposition Socialists – still by far the largest formations in the country – suffered heavy losses and found themselves pushed further to the margins of Catalan politics. “What you see in Catalonia is the emergence of a distinct Catalan party system,” says Charles Powell, director of the Real Instituto Elcano think-tank in Madrid.

Read the full article here.

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Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

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