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    Catalonia's Pro-Independence Parties to Win Majority in Elections - Poll

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    A coalition of pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia could clinch a majority in the regional elections scheduled for September 27, according to a recent poll commissioned by the newspaper Publico.

    MADRID (Sputnik) According to the poll results, Catalonia’s pro-independence parties are expected to receive almost 49 percent of votes, thereby securing 73 seats in the 135-seat regional government.

    The poll predicts a voting turnout of 71.6 percent for the election.

    A coalition of pro-independence parties, comprising the Republican Left of Catalonia and the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CDC), has pledged to secure the region's secession from Spain should it win the vote in September.

    Over 80 percent of Catalans who participated in the November 2014 informal referendum on independence supported secession from Spain. Over two million people out of the estimated 5.4 million eligible voters participated in the ballot.

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has repeatedly rejected Catalonia's right to secede.


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