Catalonia votes to start breakaway process from Spain

November 9, 2015 11:22 AM

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Catalonia votes to start breakaway process from Spain

MADRIDCatalonia's regional government on Monday voted in favor of a resolution to split from Spain, launching a so-called roadmap towards independence which the central government in Madrid has vowed to block.

The declaration on secession, the first step which pro-independence parties hope will lead to the northeastern region splitting from Spain within 18 months, was backed by a majority in the regional parliament.

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