Spain's Catalans vote to secede in symbolic ballot, but turnout low

November 10, 2014 12:11 PM

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Polls open in Catalonia for an informal vote on independence

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Close to two million Catalans voted on Sunday in favor of seceding from Spain, the regional government said, in a symbolic referendum that supporters hope will fuel the independence debate despite opposition from Madrid.

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