90.18% 'Yes' vs 7.83% 'No'
Final referendum results show a 43.03% turnout despite the huge police operation to stop the vote
The Catalan government today published the final results of the independence referendum, which show that 90.18% of Catalans voted 'Yes' last Sunday, while 7.83% voted 'No', and 1.98% cast a blank ballot. Despite the huge Spanish police crackdown on the vote, the results show a 43.03% turnout. In absolute numbers, 2,044,038 people voted in favor of independence, while 177,547 voted against.
The Catalan region with the biggest turnout on Sunday was Central Catalonia, with 58.15%, while the one with the lowest turnout was Tarragona, with 36.82%. The highest percentage of 'Yes' votes was among people voting from abroad (98.13%), followed by citizens from Girona, in northern Catalonia (94.86%). In the region of Barcelona, support for 'Yes' was the lowest in the country, at 87.8%.
The results were released in a letter signed by Catalan vice president and minister of economy and finance, Oriol Junqueras, the counsellor of the presidency and spokesman of the government Jordi Turull, and the minister of foreign affairs Raül Romeva.
In this way, the government says that the mandate of the parliament has been fulfilled to hold the referendum on self-determination in Catalonia.
Out of a census of 5,313, 564 people in Catalonia, 2,286,217 people participated in last Sunday’s referendum, according to the final results published by the government. A total of 19,719 votes have been declared void.