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The heavily Muslim Chechen Republic, also known as Chechnya, is a federal subject of Russia in the North Caucasus region, has been a battleground between militants secessionists and Russian forces.
Puigdemont -- the former mayor of Girona, one of Catalonia's largest cities -- is a staunch secessionist, and his ruling coalition in the regional government wants to leave Spain.
The petition, known informally as Calexit, is the second formal bid that secessionists have made since President Trump’s election in November, though numerous organizations have attempted similar efforts over the years.
But they were actually erected to celebrate the secessionists.
Not long ago, the topic of impeaching Trump occupied a spot on the fringe of Democratic priorities somewhere around the California secessionist movement.
Other officials said that despite Hadi’s urging to stand down, thousands of pro-secessionist protesters were heading toward Aden for a demonstration on Thursday to protest the sacking of Gov. Zubaidi.
Nationalists point to the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, where two independence bids failed, diminishing a once-vibrant secessionist movement.
Sorens was at first a secessionist, an idea that has since been renounced by the Free State Project.
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Definition of secessionist for English Language Learners
: a person who thinks that a nation, state, etc., should separate from another and become independent
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