Separatists Defend Majority in Catalan Election

Separatist parties still have a majority in Catalonia, but the independence crisis has split the region down the middle.

Catalan party leaders Inés Arrimadas and Carles Puigdemont
Catalan party leaders Inés Arrimadas and Carles Puigdemont (Ciutadans/Generalitat de Catalunya)
  • Separatists defended their majority in Catalonia on Thursday.
  • Parties that want to secede from Spain won seventy out of 135 seats in the regional parliament against 57 for the unionists.
  • The remaining eight seats went to Catalonia in Common, a left-wing party that rejects both independence and Spain’s suspension of Catalan home rule.

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