71 separatist MPs in the Catalan Parliament, from the governing Junts Pel Sí ("Together For Yes") coalition and the radical-left CUP, voted to pass a bill that outlines plans for secession from Spain at 12:50 a.m. on Friday morning.

There were 10 abstentions from the Podemos coalition. Opposition groups (Popular Party, Socialist Party, Ciudadanos) walked out when the Speaker announced the vote, after two hours of debate and several more of procedural matters in the chamber.

Jordi Orobitg, speaking for Junts Pel Sí during the debate, said that thanks to the bill—officially titled the "...