Key Figures in the Independence Battle of Spain’s Catalonia Region 1 234 567

Key Figures in the Independence Battle of Spain’s Catalonia Region

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Key figures in the push for independence in Spain’s Catalonia region:



​Carles Puigdemont


President of the autonomous region since January 2016
Worked as a journalist before entering politics
Served as mayor of the city of Girona
Has long been an advocate of independence for Catalonia




​Mariano Rajoy


Prime minister of Spain since December 2011
Championed austerity measures in response to the country’s financial crisis
Faced public opposition and his...

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