Spain Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Threatens To Suspend Catalonia Region

Jennifer Akamanu



The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has threatened to suspend Catalonia’s regional autonomy after the region said it had a mandate to split from Madrid today.

Rajoy said that he had asked Catalan leaders to confirm if they had declared independence, “which is a requirement for any measure the government can adopt under Article 155 of the constitution”.

Article 155 allows Madrid to impose central authority over its semi-autonomous regions.

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