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Catalonia holds informal independence vote


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Catalonia held its informal vote on Independence yesterday after Spain’s constitutional court had ruled that a formal vote would not be permitted.

Out of a total of more than 5.4 million voters around 2 million voted with 1.8 million being in favour of independence; that’s around 80.76% of those who voted. Artur Mas, the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya said that the vote showed that the people of Catalonia had earned the right to hold a full and formal referendum.

Voters were asked two questions, if they wanted Catalonia to be a state and if they wanted that state to be independent. Of those who voted 80.76% said yes to both questions, 10.09% said no to independence and 4.54% said no to both questions.

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