Catalans vote to decide the fate of separatist campaign

Dec 21, 2017, 5:27 AM EST
(Source: Jordi Payà/flickr)
(Source: Jordi Payà/flickr)

The people of Catalonia are voting in a snap election that’s expected to be a close contest between the parties in favor of and against the region’s secession from Spain.

Polls suggest that Catalonia is poised for a hung parliament, a result unlikely to ease the political standoff sparked by the region’s unilateral declaration of independence and the Spanish regime’s heavy-handed response to it, notes The Guardian.  

A report in the Spanish daily El Pais claimed that one million undecided voters could swing the results on either way, writes the BBC.