A total of 1’977.531 Catalans, of 5.4 millions who were summoned, voted yesterday in early hours of the “participatory process” on the independence of Catalonia, according to sources of the regional government.
The vote of support for independence was 80.7% (1,649,239), while 10.1% chose the “Yes-No” (206,599) and 4.55% for the “No” (92,929), according to data from the regional government with 88.44% of the examined polling stations.
In Catalonia, the northeastern region with 7.5 million inhabitants, a total of 6,695 poll stations were installed.
The “participatory process,” without a binding effect, did not have a previous census or election board, and was performed by about 40,000 volunteers, who were responsible for performing the count and report the official results this Monday.
The Regional President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, celebrated that the symbolic vote was “a complete success” with “clearly more than two million people” participating despite the veto imposed by Madrid.