Catalonia calls referendum

Europe is heading for another divisive vote. Catalonia's regional government on Friday (June 9) calling a referendum on splitting from Spain.

That vote - scheduled for the first of October this year - considered illegal and against Spain's constitution by the central government. "Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic?" - that's the question the regional government wants put to the 5.5 million Catalans eligible to vote. And it's a question likely to once again ignite tensions between Barcelona and Madrid after years of court battles and political clashes.

Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont saying the issue will be determined in one of two ways - referendum or referendum.

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