Less than one quarter of Catalans now in favor of secession

A month after the central government in Madrid prevented secession, less than a quarter of Catalans are in favor of independence, a poll has shown.

Source: Beta, AP
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According o the poll published by the daily El Pais, 24 percent of Catalans favor independence after the early election, while 71 percent prefer an agreement with Madrid.

AP is reporting that El Pais used Metroscopia pollster which questioned 1,800 people by telephone November 20-22.

Former regional leader Carles Puigdemont and some of his former cabinet ministers are in Brussels awaiting a decision on their extradition to Spain.

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