Spain to release Catalonia’s Government and Parliament

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stated that Madrid had put into operation Article 155 of the Constitution, according to which the Catalonia Government and Parliament were to be dissolved and new elections to be held within 6 months.

These actions must be approved by the Senate, the upper chamber of the Spanish Parliament.

Mariano Rajoy stated that the duties of the Catalonian authorities would be transferred to Madrid.