Political rivals in Catalonia are wooing voters on the last day of campaigning before Thursday’s regional election called by Spain.

Opinion polls suggest that pro- and anti-independence parties are neck-and-neck, meaning the Catalan political crisis is unlikely to be resolved.

The ousted Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, said Spain must drop its charges against him and other leading separatists if they win the election.

According to the BBC, Mr. Puigdemont’s pro-independence party is predicted to come third, getting about 27 seats. This would mean no parliamentary majority in favour of independence.

He is in self-imposed exile in Belgium and his main separatist rival, is in a Spanish jail.

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