Spain in crisis over Catalan independence bid
BARCELONA (AFP) - Spain's government grappled with a crisis over the nation's sovereignty on Friday after it promised to block Catalonia's "unconstitutional" plan for a Nov 9, 2014 independence referendum.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy savaged the poll plan unveiled Thursday by Catalan regional political chief Artur Mas and his political allies.
The referendum would ask Catalan voters two questions:
- "Do you think that Catalonia should be a State, yes or no?"