Separatists Defend Majority in Catalan Election

Separatist parties still have a majority, but the independence crisis has split Catalonia 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.