October 6, 2017 / 4:56 PM / a year ago

Final results in banned Catalan independence vote put 'yes' on 90.18 percent: regional government

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Final results in last weekend’s banned Catalan referendum on independence from Spain showed “yes” votes winning 90.18 percent of votes cast against 7.83 percent of “no” votes, the Catalan regional government said.

The Catalan government put voter turnout at nearly 2.3 million people, or around 43 percent of registered voters.

The referendum was declared illegal by the Spanish government and courts. Catalans who favor remaining part of Spain mainly boycotted the ballot and many polling stations were closed.

Reporting by Adrian Croft

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