Catalonia prepares for key vote on its future in Spain

September 27 polls are crucial for the pro-independence parties who have been losing support since Catalonia held a symbolic referendum on independence in November 2014Catalan political parties sharpened their knives on Thursday one month ahead of a key regional election which separatists want to use as a plebiscite on secession from Spain. The September 27 polls are crucial for the pro-independence parties who have been losing support since Catalonia held a symbolic referendum on independence in November 2014. Surveys show that for the first time since 2011, backing for Catalonia remaining a part of Spain surpasses support for independence.

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