The showdown in Spain between the independence parties and Madrid is sure to heat up following today’s elections.

Here is a link to the Live Vote Totals.

With 70% of the vote counted, the parliament totals look like this:

In terms of popular vote, it appears the separatists will fall short of an absolute majority. Separatists will get about 47% of the popular vote.

Pro-Independence Rally on Friday

Above image from Financial Times.

Current totals show prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative Popular party is going down in a crushing defeat with only 8.46% of the vote.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock