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Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:03

Catalonian lawmakers vote for independence from Spain, with 70 votes in favor and 10 against. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Catalonia's regional parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday (October 27) in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court. The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, the assembly's speaker said. Lawmakers from the Socialist Party, the People's Party (PP) and Ciudadanos had left the chamber before the vote in protest.

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Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 01:03