December 3, 2012

Catalonia Distracts Spain from the Real Issue

Jonathan Blitzer, Latitude

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The results of last week’s regional elections in Catalonia aren’t what they seem.

The victory of the region’s conservative president, Artur Mas, was pyrrhic. His party did retain a majority in the Catalan Parliament, but it lost 12 seats in the process, leaving it without the absolute majority Mas envisioned in September when he called for early elections.

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