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Tag: Catalan Generalitat

  • Friday, October 27th 2017 - 17:13 UTC

    Catalonia and Madrid double the stakes and move into unchartered waters

    The Senate gave Mariano Rajoy the go-ahead through the Spanish constitution to apply unprecedented measures in Catalonia

    Spain's Senate on Friday authorized the government to apply constitutional measures to take control of the government of Catalonia. A majority of senators gave Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy the go-ahead through Article 155 of the constitution to apply unprecedented measures, including sacking Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont and his cabinet. It also authorized him to curtail Catalan parliamentary powers.