Friday, October 20, 2017

Spanish PM secures key opposition support for plans to sack Catalonia gov't

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
The Spanish government has already begun planning to take political control from Catalonia, as the leader of the densely populated region continues to go forward without making his full intentions clear.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will hold an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday to discuss triggering Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution -- the "nuclear option" -- which allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and set new elections.

Rajoy said the decision for direct rule will have the backing of Spain's primary opposition party, the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, as well as its centrist party, the Ciudadanos. Securing support from the main opposition party is a critical component of taking power from Catalonia.

If Madrid goes ahead with plans to invoke Article 155, it would be the first time in four decades since its constitution took effect in 1978 that Spain will wrest control from one of its regional governments.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Only News

Calculadora para la Cola de Vacunación en México

Featured Post

“The U.S. must stop supporting terrorists who are destroying Syria and her people" : US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard

US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, recently visited Syria, and even met with President Bashar Al-Assad. She also visited the recently libe...

Blog Widget by LinkWithin