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Spain to Trigger Article 155, Suspending Catalonia’s Autonomy

HeadlineOct 20, 2017
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In Spain, the Spanish government says it is convening an emergency Cabinet meeting Saturday to trigger Article 155 of the Constitution, which will allow Spain to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and seize control of the region. The move comes after Catalonia voted to secede from Spain in a referendum Spain has called illegal. Article 155 has never been used before in Spain’s modern democratic history. This is Spanish government spokesperson Íñigo Méndez de Vigo.

Íñigo Méndez de Vigo: “The president of the government has called a special Cabinet meeting for next Saturday that will activate the Senate in order to protect the general interests of Spaniards, among them the citizens of Catalonia, all citizens of Catalonia, and to restore constitutional order in the autonomous region.”

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