Spain prime minister visits Catalonia days after it held unofficial, nonbinding secession poll

November 29, 2014 12:30 PM

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BARCELONA, Spain – Spain's prime minister has visited the northern region of Catalonia 20 days after its government held an informal, nonbinding poll asking residents if they favored splitting from Spain.

Speaking at a rally held Saturday by his Popular Party in Barcelona, Mariano Rajoy said the unofficial referendum had "according to its own figures, failed resoundingly."

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