Spanish Antiausterity Party Podemos Holds Massive Rally in Madrid

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Spanish Antiausterity Party Podemos Holds Massive Rally in Madrid - WSJ

Like Podemos, Catalonia’s independence movement has grown in response to Spain’s economic troubles. The region’s elected leader, Artur Mas, has called parliamentary elections for Sept. 27 as a sort of referendum on splitting with Spain. Mr. Rajoy has said the early ballot is an unnecessary distraction from dealing with Catalonia’s economic problems.

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