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Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

Source: Reuters - Fri 27th Oct 2017
Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

Cataloniaís regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spainís constitutional court.

The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 votes in favour, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, the assemblyís speaker said.

Lawmakers from the Socialist Party, the Peopleís Party (PP) and Ciudadanos had left the chamber before the vote in protest.

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