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80% in favour of independence, say Catalonia officials

  • According to an informal and non-binding vote in Catalonia, over 80% people are in favor of independence for this north-eastern region of Spain, media reports say.

    The controversial vote took place despite a ruling by Spain’s constitutional court barring a formal independence referendum.

    Catalan leader Artur Mas earlier said that Catalonia had demonstrated “that it wants to rule itself.”

    Rafael Catala, Spain’s justice minister, has described the vote as a “political propaganda” that had no democratic validity.

     

    Tagged as: informal vote, Catalonia, independence, Spain, independence referendum, Catalan, Artur Mas, Rafael Catala, world news