By: Eamonn Sheridan

Early results of the Catalonia election are in: Convergencia (party of current Catalan President, Artur Mas) won 50 (down from 62) of the 135 seats Catalan Republican Left (the separatists) had a big gain, with 21 seats (previously had 10) Two other smaller parties that also support having an independence 'referendum' took 16 seats People's Party 19 seats (from 18) Socialists 20 (from 28)