Spain ‘takes back control’ of Catalan government

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Three days after Catalonia’s unrecognised declaration of independence, the Spanish government will on Monday (30 October) start to take control of the region’s administration.

On Saturday, the Spanish official bulletin published the decrees to apply article 155 of the constitution and suspend Catalonia’s independence. The president of the Catalan government Carles Puigdemont was dismissed and replaced by the Spanish deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.

Madrid had earlier dissolved the Catalan government and called elections for 21 December. The interior minister took control of the Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, firing their chief Josep Lluis Trapero. On Sunday police stations followed orders to take down the institutional pictures of Puigdemont …

Read more : EUObserver, 30.10.2017