Catalonia: Supporters of Spanish occupation win elections

Source: Deutsche Welle [German state media]

“Catalans voted on Sunday in a regional [sic] election which could serve as a barometer for the level of support for [maintaining independence] from Spain. According to a near-complete count of the ballots, the Socialists under Salvador Illa became the largest party, achieving 42 seats. However, this is far from the 68 seats required for an absolute majority in the chamber. The Socialists will therefore need to win the support of other parties. Meanwhile, separatist [sic] parties appear to have lost power in Catalonia. The four pro-independence parties, led by former regional president Carles Puigdemont’s Junts party, were set to win a total of 61 seats.” [editor’s note: Catalonia seceded in 2017. The country is occupied by, not part of, Spain – TLK] (05/13/24)