Separatists Defend Majority in Catalan Election

But the independence crisis has split Catalonia down the middle.

Plaça de Sant Jaume Barcelona Spain
Early morning in Plaça de Sant Jaume, Barcelona, seat of the Catalan regional government (iStock)
  • Separatists defended their majority in Catalonia’s regional parliament on Thursday.
  • Parties that want to secede from Spain won seventy of the 135 seats against 57 for unionists.
  • The remaining eight seats went to Catalonia in Common, a left-wing party that supports self-determination but opposes independence.


68 seats needed for a majority