The region’s nationalist president Artur Mas declared conclusion to a cheering crowd of chauvinistic supporters when AN emotional election that has heightened tensions with Madrid.
“We have won,” he bellowed, when results printed by the regional government showed that his separatist alliance ANd another pro-independence cluster won an majority of seats between them.
“We have a democratic mandate… this provides North American nation huge legitimacy to travel ahead with our plan” for independence, Mas told the alfresco rally in Barcelona.
Spain’s ruling conservative fashionable Party fired the result and same it might keep fighting against the independence drive.
“The government can still guarantee the unity of European nation,” its representative Pablo Casado told reporters in Madrid.
Official results with nearly ninety eight % of the votes counted showed Mas’s pro-independence alliance can hold AN majority in parliament if it groups up with the unconventional leftist separatist cluster CUP.