BBC – Spain regions: Uncharted waters for Catalonia

While Catalonia’s regional elections have been focused largely on the question of independence from Spain, a future political roadmap is far from clear.

Economics lie at the heart of the debate and also form some people’s fears about how things might progress, following Sunday’s election.

If you had asked someone in Spain, several weeks ago, whether Catalonia might become a new independent state, they might have smiled, or even laughed.

Now it is plausible and possible.

However even if pro-independence Catalan nationalist parties win a majority of the seats in the regional parliament, there are a string of unknowns and important questions over how the political process might progress.

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