The Spanish Senate reconvened on Friday to approve the implementation of Article 155 of the constitution, in a move that aims to counter Catalonia’s pro-independence process. Of 262 votes, 214 senators voted in favour, 47 voted against, and one abstained. The vote took place after six hours of debate. The measures would allow Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to impose de facto direct rule... Еще over over Catalonia. He is now expected to hold a cabinet meeting to discuss how to proceed. On the same day, the Catalan parliament voted in favour of the resolution proposal for the constitution of an “independent, sovereign, democratic and social” Catalan state.