BARCELONA, Spain Nov 25 Four separatist parties
in Spain's Catalonia looked set to win a majority in regional
elections on Sunday, partial results showed, but the main one
was on course to lose some seats, possibly undermining its bid
to call an independence referendum.
With a quarter of votes counted, the ruling Convergence and
Union alliance, or CiU, was winning 47 seats in the 135-seat
local parliament, well down from its current 62 seats.
The separatist Republican Left, or ERC, was winning 21
seats, with two other smaller separatist parties taking a total
of 15 seats, giving the four parties 60 percent between them.