Spain: Rajoy threatens to impose dictatorship on Catalonia

Source: SBS [Australian state media]

“Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has taken the first step towards activating article 155 of the Spanish constitution, a so-called nuclear option that would allow him to suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and take over the region. In a televised address Rajoy said he had asked Catalan leaders to confirm if they had declared independence, ‘which is a requirement for any measure the government can adopt under Article 155 of the constitution.'” (10/11/17)