Catalonia officials claim that 90 percent voted in favour of independence from Spain
- By Holly Snelling
Catalonia officials have claimed that 90 percent voted in favour of independence from Spain in the controversial referendum that took place on 1 October. They also said the voter turn out was over 40 percent despite violent clashes with police. It is reported that more than 700 people were hurt as a result of violence. The vote for independence, which has not been recognised by the Spanish Prime Minister, has caused the largest constitutional rift in decades.