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Court Bars Hundreds From Basque Elections

From Times Wire Reports

Spain’s Supreme Court barred hundreds of Basque independence candidates from running in municipal elections this month on grounds they were successors to an outlawed Basque nationalist party.

The state attorney challenged 249 lists of candidates standing in regional elections in Basque country, alleging each contained one or more members of the Batasuna party, outlawed in March for failing to condemn violence by the separatist ETA guerrilla group. The court upheld the challenges over 241 of the lists.


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