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Latest update : 2017-12-22

Catalonia regional election: Voters head to polls in bid to solve independence crisis

Today we focus on Catalonia’s regional election, ordered by Madrid after the banned Oct. 1 independence referendum and the jailing of separatist leaders. This was also the first-ever triggering of direct rule provisions built into the Spanish constitution. As Catalonia's political crisis plays out, the rest of Europe is watching. The FRANCE 24 Debate takes a closer look at the situation ahead of the results.

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

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Robert PARSONS

Chief Foreign Editor, FRANCE 24

Sarah MORRIS

FRANCE 24 Madrid correspondent

Marc SANJAUME

Professor of Political Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Catherine NORRIS TRENT

FRANCE 24 journalist

Carlos MASCARELL VILAR

Political advisor, 'CCRE'

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2018-01-18 Americas

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He promised to put America first. On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, FRANCE 24 takes you to Washington and around the world to gauge US might and influence,...

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2018-01-18 Europe

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-17 Europe

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

Women across Poland have taken to the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights, which they say are under threat from the ruling conservative Law...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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2018-01-15 Africa

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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