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Separatists Defend Majority in Catalan Election

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

Palau de la Generalitat Barcelona Spain
The palace of the Catalan regional government in Barcelona, Spain at night (iStock/Tomas Sereda)
  • 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.