Was this an earthquake in Spanish politics? Not quite, but it’s coming soon

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Historic victory for Ada Colau in municipal elections in Barcelona (The Guardian)

Despite being left aside for the duration of the campaign it’s still there: the stubborn Catalan issue. At least in theory, there will be a Catalan regional election in September which – if it finally takes place – will be no ordinary vote. The Catalan government intends to turn it into a referendum on independence, no less, and if Sunday’s results are replicated then it may actually win it.