The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy dismissed the President of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon and all his government. For six months in the region to be held early elections of its head. On Saturday, October 21, according to El Español.
Therefore, the Madrid gave effect to article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which allows to introduce temporary direct control of the authority.
“Autonomy of Catalonia is not suspended, debarred only from the power of the people, which the government found itself outside the law and outside the Constitution,” — said the Prime Minister.
According to Rajoy, the measure had several goals. Among them is the restoration of the Constitution in the region, the return “to normal life” and fellowship with autonomy, economic recovery and elections in “normal conditions”.
October 19, the Spanish government said it will start the procedure of applying 155th article of the Constitution suspending the Autonomous status of Catalonia.