Catalan Separatists Win Election, Rebuke Spain and the EU, Exit Polls Say

Catalan Separatists Win Election, Rebuke Spain and the EU, Exit Polls Say, by Michael Van Der Galien.

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont couldn’t vote in the election because he’s currently in self-exile in Belgium, but he and his party won yesterday’s elections in Catalonia, exit polls show. This means that Catalonian voters have strongly rebuked the aggressive anti-independence stance of Madrid and the European Union.

In all, 70 out of the 135 seats in Catalonia’s parliament will now be occupied by separatist parties, with Puigdemont’s Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) being the largest of those parties. …

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for the election after the previous secessionist Catalan government had declared its independence from Spain. He was, he said, convinced that the region’s supposed “silent majority” would hand him victory.

Not so much. In fact, the secessionists won this election that reached a record high 83 percent of Catalans eligible to vote. So what happened instead is that many Catalans — Rajoy’s infamous “silent majority” — saw the election as a second referendum on their independence. And again the result was the same: they no longer wish to be part of Spain.

Hilariously, mainstream media call the separatists’ victory an “unexpected result.” It goes to show how little the mainstream media and the political elites understand normal voters.