Most Catalans would vote to stay in Spain: poll

December 19, 2014 12:53 PM

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Most Catalans would vote to stay in Spain: poll

MADRID (Reuters) - A majority of people in Catalonia would vote to stay part of Spain, a poll by the regional government showed on Friday, the first in years to show a majority against independence.

The margin was very slim, with 45.3 percent saying they would vote "no" to an independent state of Catalonia, and 44.5 percent "yes". It is the first time the "no" vote has taken the lead since Catalan head Artur Mas began his drive for secession in 2012.

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