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Catalan statehood bid thrown off course

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Mr Mas says "for Catalonia, the underlying problem isn't the left-right axis, but the relationship between Catalonia and the Spanish state".

Barcelona

LEADERS seeking independence for Spain's Catalonia region had the wind in their sails four months ago, but the change sweeping Spanish politics has blown them off course.

Politicians warn that surging left-wing party Podemos is a "Trojan horse" disrupting the independence