Catalonia independence: How Spain can impose DIRECT RULE on region as deadline closes in

Catalonia independence: How Spain can impose DIRECT RULE on region as deadline closes in
 

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is poised to take direct control of Catalonia if its regional government decides to break away.
Regional leader Carles Puigdemont has until tomorrow to make his intentions clear after defying Madrid once already this week.
If not, Mr Rajoy will trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution which will allow it to impose direct rule on the region.
It would be the first time in Spain's four decades of democracy that direct rule has been imposed.
The article can be used if a regional government breach its constitutional obligations or threaten the nation’s... read more

 
18 October 2017 in World News, Views: 58
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