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Catalonia’s parliament votes for independence

27 October 2017 18:47 (UTC+04:00)
Catalonia’s parliament votes for independence

By Trend

Catalonia’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence from Spain , Financial Times reported.

Deputies in the regional assembly backed the motion for secession by 70 to 10 in a momentous decision that escalates the biggest political crisis since Spain’s return to democracy in the 1970s.

The motion read: “We shall constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent, and sovereign, democratic and social state of law.”

The result was greeted with jubilation by pro-independence supporters who had gathered outside the parliament in Barcelona.

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