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"Voted overwhelmingly for independence in a referendum".

Let's parse that.

92% of those who voted wanted an independent Catalan state.

8%% voted  no.

On a turnout of 43%.

Bearing in mind that the majority of those who didn't vote were not abstaining through indifference, but because they did not wish to legitimize the process by participating.

There is a strong plurality for Catalan independence, and a strong plurality for remaining in the Spanish republic. That doesn't make a clear-cut case for independence.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 11:24:48 AM EST

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