Catalonia celebrated unprecedented regional elections on Sunday. With more than 97% of the vote counted, the pro-independence parties have emerged with an absolute majority of seats in the regional parliament. Junts pel Sí took 62 seats, while CUP took 10, giving them a total of 72 seats – for an absolute majority the parties needed 68. The pro-secession parties did not, however, win 50% of the total vote.
While the central government and anti-independence parties have rejected the positioning of the polls as a plebiscite, the polls will serve to measure the support for the independence movement led by current regional premier Artur Mas.
Please hit refresh on your browser if the page does not automatically update.