October 1, 2017 / 10:43 PM / 2 years ago

Catalan government says 90 percent voted to leave Spain

People react as they gather at Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalan government said around 2.26 million people had cast a ballot in a banned referendum to leave Spain on Sunday and 90 percent of them had voted in favor of secession.

This represents a turnout of around 42.3 percent of Catalonia’s 5.34 million voters.

Reporting by Inmaculada sanz; Editing by Julien Toyer

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