Independence wins with 90 percent of votes in Catalonia

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Catalan Regional President Carles Puigdemont (C) is flanked by members of his government as he makes an statement at Generalitat Palace in Barcelona, Spain, October 1, 2017.

SPAIN – Catalonia's government said Monday that 90 percent of those who voted in an independence referendum banned by Madrid chose to split from Spain.

 

In a press briefing, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said 2.02 million Catalans voted "yes" to the question: "Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?"

He added 2.26 million people took part.