Thursday, 21 December 2017

Catalonia votes in a closely watched regional election

The people of Catalonia are voting in a closely watched regional election, called by Spain following a controversial independence referendum.

The snap election pits Catalan pro-independence parties against those who want the region to remain a semi-autonomous part of Spain.

All indications are that the result will be very close.

A BBC correspondent says there seems little prospect that the election will solve Catalonia's political crisis.

Spain dismissed the separatist Catalan government in October after declaring the referendum to be illegal.
The Spanish daily El Pais said on its front page that one million undecided voters could have the last word on Thursday.

BBC      News.

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