Catalan parliament agrees to vote on independence referendum bill

AFP , Wednesday 6 Sep 2017

Catalonia's regional parliament on Wednesday agreed to vote on a disputed bill that paves the way for a referendum on independence from Spain on October 1 which is fiercely opposed by Madrid.

The motion to vote on the bill was approved with 72 votes in favour, 60 against and three abstentions amid jeers from opponents of independence for the wealthy northeastern region of Spain.

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