Catalan parliament votes for independence

Parliament in Catalonia votes to succeed from Spain

Parliamentarians in Spain voted to succeed from Spain. Opposition parties walked out of the session and boycotted the vote but supporters only needed 68 votes for a majority.

In Madrid, the central government attempted to suspend Catalan parliament.

70 votes for independence, 10 votes against, 2 abstentions.

Parliament broke into song after the votes were read. Spain’s IBEX was down 1.3% before the vote and fell to a session low, down 3% after the vote.

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