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Spain's PM and Socialist Workers' Party candidate Sanchez holds a campaign closing rally in Valencia

Spanish election exit polls suggest massive voter turnout for socialist win, but the far-right also scored a major victory

The country's socialist PSOE party is projected to win the most seats in Spanish parliament, but the advancement of the far-right Vox party is historic in nature.
Millions of demonstrators can be seen from above as they march down the city center in Barcelona, Spain.

One million people stormed through Barcelona in renewed calls for Catalan independence

Some speculate that unrest will spill over into the political arena, potentially triggering a snap election as early as next year.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont gestures during a plenary session in the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for ‘democratic opposition’ to direct rule

Puigdemont said the national government's actions are 'contrary to the expressed will of the citizens of our country' in a TV address on Saturday.
People rest during a demonstration outside the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona.

PICTURED: Celebrations and protests as Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia's regional parliament voted for independence on Friday, sparking a constitutional crisis in Spain.
Spain's deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria speaks during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, October 16, 2017.

‘Most powerful woman since democracy’ put in charge of Catalonia in defiance of independence

Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria has been put in charge of the Catalan region amid a constitutional standoff.
Pro-independence demonstrators react after the Catalan vote to declare independence in Barcelona.

Spain’s prime minister fires the Catalan government after it declares independence

Hours later, the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy announced he fired the entire Catalan government.
Gerard Piqué.

A Barcelona star has tweeted his support for Catalonian independence — and his Spanish teammate is not happy

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué voiced his support of a referendum — and it didn't go down well with Spanish teammate and Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos.