Catalonia poll 'backs independence'
An informal vote on independence for Catalonia has shown more than 80% in favour, officials have said.
The provisional results followed a day of voting across the region in north-eastern Spain.
Earlier, Catalan leader Artur Mas hailed the non-binding poll "a great success" that should pave the way for a formal referendum.
However Spanish Justice Minister Rafael Catala dismissed the poll as "fruitless and useless".
Guy Hedgecoe reports from Barcelona.
10 Nov 2014
- From the section Europe