Unofficial Catalan Poll Highlights Renewed Independence Push
An unofficial vote showed just over 80 percent Catalan support for gaining independence from Spain.By Ben Lawson | November 9, 2014
Almost 2 million people participated in a non-binding vote on Catalan independence from Spain Sunday over the Spanish government's objections.
Catalan officials had been ordered to suspend the vote by Spanish officials, who argued it violated the nation's constitution, but regional leaders decided to hold the vote as a symbolic gesture anyway.
And now estimates are saying just over 80 percent of Catalan voters support independence from the Spanish government.