Separatists and unionists each find reason to claim victory. The view from abroad is that nobody won.
Catalan Election 2017
Spain hoped the election would provide a way out of the crisis. It hasn’t.
Separatist parties still have a majority, but the independence crisis has split Catalonia down the middle.
The Atlantic Sentinel will provide up-the-minute analysis and commentary when Catalonia votes on Thursday.
A guide to the Catalan electoral system, the parties, their leaders and possible coalitions.
The deposed Catalan president is winning more support for his independence list than he did leading the Democratic Party.
Miquel Iceta condemns his party to four more years in opposition by refusing deals with both separatists and unionists.
Neither the unionists nor separatists are able to join forces in time for the December election.
If left-wing parties change sides, there would be a clear majority for independence from Spain.