November 22, 2017, 8:40

Spanish PM Rajoy Says Catalonia’s President and Vice President Should Step Down

Spanish PM Rajoy Says Catalonia’s President and Vice President Should Step Down

As tensions over Catalonia’s independence referendum remain high, the Spanish government is about to decide whether Madrid will enact Article 155 of the country’s constitution to switch to the direct rule of the autonomous region.

Speaking before the Senate on Friday, Mariano Rajoy called the events of recent weeks “a clear violation of the laws, of democracy, of the rights of all, and that has consequences.” He went on to say that Madrid should seize the autonomous powers of the region.

Rajoy urged the country’s parliament on Friday to proceed with the dismissal of Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, his vice-president and regional ministers.

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Sourse: sputniknews.com

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