If approved by the Senate, the leadership of Catalonia will be removed from power
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rahoittaa: Reuters
– The Spanish government on an emergency meeting on Saturday took the decision on the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution the Autonomous community of Catalonia, announced at a press conference, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
In accordance with this article all around Catalonia can be removed from power, and leadership in this Autonomous community of Spain will carry out a representative appointed by Madrid, and then in Catalonia after the election.
According to Rajoy, “this measure is applied to restore the rule of law, normal functioning, recovery and elections in Catalonia”. Now the decision of the Spanish government needs the approval of the Senate. Session dedicated to this issue scheduled for October 27.
Later in the briefing, the Spanish Prime Minister explained that today’s decision means neither the suspension of the powers of the Generalitat, as the Executive authority of Catalonia, or suspend the status of autonomy of Catalonia.
“The government will remain the property, but he will obey the orders of the new authorities, appointed by the government of Spain. The Autonomous status of Catalonia was also not suspended,” said Rajoy.
Earlier this week, the head of the Generalitat de Catalunya Carles Pujdeme again ignored the requirement Mariano Rajoy to answer the question, whether he proclaimed the region’s independence from Spain. In his letter Thursday, he confirmed the suspension of the Declaration of independence, and stated that he intends to declare the independence of Catalonia from Spain, if Madrid refuses to dialogue on this issue. In response, the Spanish government appointed a Council of Ministers for the application of the 155th article of the Constitution.
October 1, Catalonia held a referendum on independence, which were actually broken by law enforcement authorities in Spain and was accompanied by mass riots. The constitutional court of Spain recognized the vote is not in conformity with the Constitution.
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