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Final Catalan vote count shows 90% backed independence: Regional govt

AFP , Friday 6 Oct 2017
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File Photo: People react as they gather at Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 1, 2017 (Photo: Reuters)
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Final results from Catalonia's outlawed independence referendum showed that 90 percent of voters backed the region breaking away from Spain, the Catalan government said on Friday.

A full count of the results from last Sunday's vote published online showed that 2,044,038 of the 2,286,217 people who took part voted for independence, with a turnout of 43 percent.

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