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ETA called mini-truce to protect key vote

ETA ordered a “mini-truce” toward the end of June – albeit without officially declaring a ceasefire – in order to allow the Basque parliament to debate and vote on a plan for a plebiscite on self-rule in the region. The Basque regional president, Juan José Ibarretxe, of the Basque Nationalist Party, who was behind the controversial bill, was indirectly made aware of the intentions of the terrorist group several days before the vote took place on 27 June, Basque nationalist sources have revealed. Full Story

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