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.
The YES wins with over 2 million votes in Catalonia independence referendum. pic.twitter.com/tIkWDyLyVs— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) October 1, 2017
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.