Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy threatens to Suspend Catalan Regional Administration
October 20 , 2017
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, in a statement, has said that his government is going to invoke constitution’s Article 155 for suspending Catalan regional administration’s autonomy in an unprecedented move of crushing independence bid of Catalonia. PM Rajoy’s statement came after Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said that Catalonia will declare independence if government of Spain doesn’t engage in dialogue with them. If Article 155 indeed in invoked by Spain then it will be the first instance as it was never been invoked before. On October 1 independence referendum, over 2.25 million cast their ballot and the regional government claims that 90 per cent of the voters are in favor of independence from Spain.