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Catalan parliament votes to start 'constituent process' to split from Spain
October 27, 2017 / 1:19 PM / a month ago

Catalan parliament votes to start 'constituent process' to split from Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - The regional parliament of Catalonia on Friday voted a motion to begin a “constituent process” to split from Spain shortly before beginning a secret vote on whether or not to declare independence from the rest of the country.

People react as they watch on giant screens a plenary session outside the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Lawmakers from the Socialist Party, the People’s Party (PP) and Ciudadanos left the chamber before the vote in protest, leaving just the pro-independence groups Junts pel Si, CUP and the Podemos-associated Catalunya Si Que Es Pot to cast a ballot.

Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Paul Day

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