Catalan party moves to back coalition in return for talks

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The biggest separatist party in Spain’s Catalonia region has voted to support a new Spanish government in return for talks on independence.About 95% of members of the Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), a social democratic party, backed the move in a ballot.The ERC could now become kingmaker to the Socialists who failed to win a majority in this month’s election.The Socialists are building a coalition with anti-capitalist party Podemos.

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