November 25th, 2012
05:31 AM ET

Spain's Catalonia region votes; move for independence remains major debate

The northeast Spanish region of Catalonia is voting for president and a regional parliament Sunday in elections considered a barometer of rising independence sentiment.

Independence is not on the ballot Sunday, but the incumbent Catalan president, Artur Mas, is expected to be re-elected and has vowed to hold a referendum on self-determination in his next term.

The Spanish government in Madrid vows to block any referendum, arguing that the constitution does not permit a region alone to decide its independence.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    While our Marxist government is working overtime to take our Second Amendment rights away, CNN IS mustering effort to single people out, to take thier freedom of speech away. "And don't think for a minute thier not".

    November 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I don't steal names. Therefore I will be deleted promptly.

    November 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kevobx

    What are strange gods? Jacob is called Israel. *Genesis 35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. (Joshua 24:26 must read). *Malachi 2:11-12 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering to the Lord of hosts. *Genesis 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. *Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. *Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: (Matthew 26:64 read it)

    December 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kevobx

    Jacob and his sons, are the children of Israel the twelve tribes. Who is calling the most High a liar? (*Genesis 35:5*) *Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

    December 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kevobx

    Who is calling the most High a liar? *Joshua 24:28 So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance. *Deuteronomy 32:9 For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. *Daniel 12:13 But go thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days. (*Hebrews 4:3 is rest*)

    December 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kevobx

    Who is Judas? *Matthew 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said. What is that to us? see thou to that. *Matthew 2:1 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; *Genesis 42:8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

    December 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kevobx

    The entire world is afraid of grace and truth, they are all shut up, dumb unable to speak, ask them! (Malachi 2:11-12)

    December 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |