Spain: Puigdemont meets cabinet as Madrid prepares to take power

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and his cabinet met in Barcelona on Tuesday ahead of a looming vote to suspend his region's autonomy Catalonia has stated that it will officially resist Madrid's orders in the case of Article 155, and that it has meetings planned for Tuesday and Thursday in order to re-establish their official stance. The meeting on Thursday will be led by Catalan President... Еще Carles Puigdemont. On Saturday October 21, Rajoy announced he is seeking to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which imposes direct rule by Madrid over Catalonia. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said the Rajoy government had proclaimed itself «illegitimately as representative of Catalan will,» and of «disrespecting the popular will» in forbidding the Catalan parliament from having a decisive say in the next regional elections.


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