Laura Mintegi, center, leader of Euskal Herria Bildu, the new pro independence Basque Party, celebrates with supporters in Bilbao, northern Spain, Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Almost 4.5 mill

 

              Laura Mintegi, center, leader of Euskal Herria Bildu, the new pro independence Basque Party, celebrates with supporters in Bilbao, northern Spain, Sunday Oct. 21, 2012.  Almost 4.5 mill
Laura Mintegi, center, leader of Euskal Herria Bildu, the new pro independence Basque Party, celebrates with supporters in Bilbao, northern Spain, Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Almost 4.5 million people went to the polls Sunday in regional elections in Spain's turbulent Basque region and in northwestern Galicia. In the Basque region the Basque Nationalist Party _ PNV _ took 27 seats while the separatist Bildu party claimed 21, giving pro-independence candidates their second-largest majority in 34 years of democracy. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)