Catalonia's Pro-Independence Parties Look Set To Win Snap Elections
As the vote count nears its end, independence parties appear to control over half the seats in parliament.
Catalonia's pro-independence parties look like they'll hold on to power in the region's snap elections Thursday.
That's despite the fact that, as of Thursday afternoon, the pro-Spanish union party had taken the most seats in parliament of any one party.
The three major pro-independence parties will together hold over half the seats in the regional parliament, essentially allowing them — and the movement — to stay in power.
The snap elections were called back in October by the Spanish government after the Catalan regional government declared independence from Spain.
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