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Independence dominates Catalonia election

A bitter and hard fought election campaign in Catalonia was dominated by the issue of independence from Spain.

The elections were called by the Catalan president Artur Mas in a bid to get a mandate for a referendum, something the government in Madrid has ruled out.

Parties seeking Catalan independence won a majority, although Mr Mas' centre-right CiU party lost seats.

Ahead of the result being declared, BBC Scotland's political correspondent Niall O'Gallagher reported from Barcelona for the BBC's Sunday Politics Scotland programme.

  • 26 Nov 2012