Spain`s Catalan leader says `determined` to hold independence referendum

The leader of Spain`s economical powerful region of Catalonia said Wednesday he was "determined" to press ahead with an independence referendum in November despite opposition from the national government which has branded the poll illegal.

Madrid: The leader of Spain`s economical powerful region of Catalonia said Wednesday he was "determined" to press ahead with an independence referendum in November despite opposition from the national government which has branded the poll illegal.
Speaking after holding talks in Madrid with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Artur Mas said: "I told him that we are absolutely determined, as I told him a year ago, to hold the consultation."
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