Top Stories

Dec 15, 9:10 AM EST

Latest polls forecast inconclusive result in Catalan vote

Photo Gallery
Plane crash in Madrid
Latest News
Homicide suspect agrees to extradition from Spain to Italy

Spanish court allows extradition of 121 Taiwanese to China

Latest polls forecast inconclusive result in Catalan vote

The Latest: Italy wants homicide suspect arrested in Spain

Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong sales

MADRID (AP) -- The latest polls ahead of next week's Catalan election show an inconclusive result between candidates supporting and opposing independence, raising the likelihood of a prolonged political crisis for Spain and its region.

All polls published Friday, the last day when Spain's electoral law allows surveying ahead of the Dec. 21 vote, predict parties in both camps to fall short of a majority in the regional parliament.

A Metroscopia poll for Spain's leading El Pais newspaper says pro-secessionist parties would get 63 of the 135 parliamentary seats, one to three more seats than the so-called "constitutionalist" parties, those that want to preserve Spain's territorial unity.

Neither camp would achieve the 68 majority of seats needed to rule, leaving a smaller left anti-establishment party with the key to the future Catalan governance.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

  • 490 First Avenue South
  • St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • 727-893-8111