Spain to trigger direct rule over Catalonia as deadline passes

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(Worthy News) - The Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independence that has led to Spain’s biggest political crisis for 40 years.

The announcement of the unprecedented measure came after Carles Puigdemont threatened a unilateral declaration of independence if the Spanish government did not agree to talks on the issue.

In a letter sent on Thursday morning to the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, Puigdemont said talks were the only way to avert the crisis, as the deadline set by Madrid for the region to abandon its independence plans passed.

The Catalan president also accused Spanish authorities of seeking to repress the independence movement after two of its leaders were denied bail by a national court judge earlier this week, and he said using article 155 of the constitution to impose direct rule from Madrid would force his hand. [ Source: Guardian (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Spain to trigger direct rule over Catalonia as deadline passes”

  1. The Franco dictatorship returns.
    Too bad the Spanish government doesn't recognize and counter the muslim invasion like it does the legal right of Catalonians to be autonomous.

  2. It's so sad to see Spain in denial about this.

    It can only cost lives.

    The revolution in Catalan has gone on too long, is too well founded now,
    for Spain to put it back down.

    A people have the right to secede and rise up to be their own nation.

    Ignoring that can only lead to loss of life, damaged lives in both places, where the oppressor lives, and where the oppressed live.

    It's all very sad. Mostly, because none of it is necessary.

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