Emotional campaigns close in 'historic' Catalonia polls

Rival leaders in Catalonia wrapped up emotional campaigns Friday in what they called a “historic” election that nationalists vow will set the region on the road to independence from Spain. With red and gold Spanish flags in one camp and striped red and gold Catalan ones in the other, separatist leaders vied for votes against supporters of the pro-unity national government at noisy rallies in Barcelona. “Sunday is a special day for the future of Catalonia.

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