Catalonia Goes to the Polls

The people of Catalonia are going to the polls in a closely watched regional election called by Spain following a controversial independence referendum.The snap election pits parties who want Catalonia to be an independent republic against those who wish it to remain a semi-autonomous part of Spain.All indications are that the result will be very close.A BBC correspondent says there seems little prospect that the election will solve the region’s political crisis.The Spanish daily El Pais said on its front page that one million undecided voters could have the last word.

Source: Catalonia election: Voters in bid to solve political crisis – BBC News

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.