CATALANS VOTED INDEPENDENCE IN CONTROVERSIAL REFERENDUM

An Overwhelming Number Of Catalans Voted For Independence.

 

Nearly 81% of 2.25 million Catalans who participated in a simulated referendum Sunday said they wanted autonomy from Spain, according to preliminary results.

 
However Spain does not recognize the vote. “It is not democratically valid,” Spanish Justice Minister Rafael Catala said. Catala characterized the gesture as “fruitless and useless.”

 

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