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Party clears way for separatist to be Catalan president

AFP  |  Barcelona 

Catalan politicians cleared the way today for a pro-independence candidate to be elected and end the emergency direct rule imposed by in last year's political crisis.

The far-left said in a statement that it would abstain from an investiture vote in the tomorrow.

The absence of its votes will leave pro-independence candidate with the simple majority needed to be elected

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 19:55 IST