What Spain should learn from Scotland’s independence referendum

By Elaine Teng, 24 September 2014
Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images
Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images
<p>Perhaps the greatest disappointment at Scotland’s failed independence referendum was not felt in Scotland itself—which, after all, rejected the measure by a wider margin than expected—but in Cataluña. &nbsp;Separatists there watched the referendum closely, hoping it could set a precedent for their own cause. They didn’t get one, but Catalans are pressing forward anyway with their own campaign and nevertheless applauded the referendum as “a celebration of democracy,” a pointed dig at the central government that highlights the turmoil in Spain.</p>
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