Catalans likely to vote for independence in this weekend's (non-)referendum

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Friday 07 November 2014 16:30
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Catalonia will go to the polls this weekend to vote on independence. The only trouble is that Spain's central government will not be recognising the vote.

The referendum, or non-referendum as it were, has been blocked twice by officials in Madrid but nevertheless could have consequences for the future of the region.

Either the result will increase calls for an official vote or it could allow central government to dampen any questions over independence.

As this chart provided by Statista shows, 44.1 per cent of Catalans would vote for independence, with 33.9 per cent saying no and a further 16.4 per cent left undecided.

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