Spain's Catalonia forbidden to hold independence referendum: government

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Posted: Sep 27, 2012 12:27 PM
Spain's Catalonia forbidden to hold independence referendum: government

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said on Thursday the northeastern region of Catalonia can not hold a referendum on possible independence before it consults with the rest of the country.

(Reporting by Julien Toyer and Fiona Ortiz; Writing by Nigel Davies; Editing by Paul Day)