The political uncertainty in the Catalan region looks set to continue, after independence parties gained a majority in the Catalan parliament in yesterday’s regional election.
Pro-union Ciutadans claimed 37 seats and over a million votes, making them the largest individual party. However when combined, pro-independence parties gained 70 seats, 2 over the majority line.
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, speaking in Belgium, said that the “Catalan republic has won” Thursday’s election.
As a result, it is unclear who will be given the right to form a government.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s PP, won just three seats in the new Catalan parliament, down from 11 in the 2015 election.
Election turnout was more than 80%, a record for a Catalan regional election.
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