October 2, 2017
Catalonia’s government said 90 percent of those who voted in an unauthorised independence referendum chose to split from Spain.
On a day marred by clashes between police and voters, 2.26 million people took part in the referendum, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said. That represents a turnout of 42.3 percent of Catalonia’s 5.34 million voters.
Of those who took part, 2.02 million Catalans voted “yes” to the question: “Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?”
The preliminary results pave the way for the region’s leader to declare independence in the coming days, despite the Spanish government ruling the referendum illegal.
This article was posted: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:38 am