MADRID (Sputnik) – The initiative was backed by 72 out of 135 votes in parliament.
Catalonia Parlament approves the beginning of independence process; The parlament approves disconnection to Spain pic.twitter.com/eAH8lUmTlL— Mauricio Carrillo (@MCarrilloFX) 9 ноября 2015
The process of gaining independence from Spain consists of forming a government and other state structures, as well as drawing up a constitution. Once a new constitution is accepted, Catalonia will declare its independence. According to supporters of Catalonia’s secession from Spain, the process should take approximately 18 months.