The Concerns behind a Finely-Balanced Political Landscape

With the new regional elections to be held this month (December 21) and official campaigning starting this Tuesday, Catalonia is deep in election mode. A variety of new and old players are running in the elections: some abroad, some in jail, and some on bail. One particular man will have to run his campaign for now from behind bars. After six separatist leaders were released on bail, four politicians and activists were denied bail by a Supreme Court Judge on December 4, 2017. This includes form...
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Yes Scotland: A Fighting Chance or Doomed to Fail?

After more than three centuries of debate, the movement for an independent Scotland is on the rise. Scotland’s current first minister, Alex Salmond, recently negotiated a referendum on the question of independence with the UK government, marking the commencement of an intense campaign to convince the Scottish people to vote for national independence. At the moment, the referendum is projected to take place in fall of 2014. But will the people of Scotland follow Salmond’s lead and support indepen...
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