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Final results of Catalan referendum are submitted

By AP Reporter

The Catalan government has submitted to the regional parliament the final results of a disputed referendum on secession from Spain, a necessary step before declaring independence.

Spain’s central authorities have deemed the referendum illegal and a constitutional court suspended it.

But a vote went ahead on October 1 anyway, despite a lack of census controls and violence by Spanish police who were trying to halt the vote.

The final numbers confirm earlier results showing 90% of votes in favour of independence.

The regional government said 2.28 million Catalans voted, 43% of eligible voters. The No side received some 8% of the votes.

Separatist Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will address the regional government on Tuesday to “report on the current political situation”.

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