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Spain: Basque leader to fight armed separatists

Spain: Basque leader to fight armed separatists

The politician expected to be sworn in as the Basque region's first non-nationalist president has vowed to wage an all-out fight against the armed separatist group ETA.
Basque Socialist leader Patxi Lopez also says he wants to unite Basque society, which he describes as divided between those want independence from Spain and those who prefer continuing to be part of it.
Lopez addressed the Basque regional parliament Tuesday in the capital city Vitoria before a vote in which he is expected to be confirmed as the region's president.
That would end nearly 30 years of rule by a nationalist party that governed on a platform that flirted with independence.


Updated : 2021-01-16 16:59 GMT+08:00