Mas wants ‘the people’s will’ to help in bid for Catalonian independence

The independence question looks likely to continue to dominate the agenda in Catalonia after political parties launched their campaigns ahead of elections later this month.

Six weeks after Artur Mas, the Catalan president, called elections for 25 November, the ruling CiU party and the socialists both officially launched their campaigns on Thursday night.

Mas’s ruling CiU party has adopted the slogan “the people’s will”. Launching the electoral battle that could see his party returned with a majority, he said Spain’s Partido Popular government will do all in its power to prevent that happening.

He asked voters who don’t traditionally support CiU to vote for them in the Catalonian interest. “If we don’t get an absolute majority we won’t be taken seriously,” he said.

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