Catalonia: the regional elections turned referendum on independence
In Spain, the autonomous region of Catalonia is gearing up for local elections that could determine its future as a whole. Separatist leaders in Catalonia have vowed to declare independence within a year and a half if they win a majority of seats in the regional assembly. Catalan President Artur Mas'list is on track for victory, a situation leading to bitter rhetoric between Barcelona and Madrid in the run up to the vote.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux