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Mr Mas faces court proceedings for his unabashed snubbing of Madrid’s authority in the November 9th referendum, but this has only boosted his popularity. Meanwhile, his offer of plebiscitary elections cleverly throws down two gauntlets at once. The first goes to his political rivals in the separatist Catalan Republican Left (ERC), which currently leads in opinion polls. The second gauntlet goes to Madrid.”