Catalan crisis: Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy calls for direct reign


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has asked the senator to back the direct rule against Catalonia against the escalating crisis of the region’s independence.

He said he wanted to reject Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his vice-president and all regional ministers.
Meanwhile, the Catalan regional parliament votes on a one-sided declaration of independence.

Catalonia held a controversial referendum on this issue earlier this month

Rajoy said he wanted to call for extraordinary action because there are no other options and that “law, democracy and stability” should be sent back to Catalonia.

He accused the Catalan government of disuniting the family and breaking the society. Many have already suffered too much, he said, and uncertainty prompted companies in the region.

“What the catalogs need to protect is not what Spanish imperialism calls, but the minority of intolerance turns to catalysts and considers history, culture and feeling as exclusive, community successors.”

The speech was received in the Spanish Senate with applause, where the popular party was Mr Rajoja’s most.
Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution authorizes the Government to “take all necessary measures to force the region in the event of a crisis”.

This would allow Madrid to take control of finance, the police and public media in Catalonia.

Catalans speak of independence

Parliament’s parliament in Barcelona secretly voted for Spain’s independence after a fierce debate.

Thursday, Catalan chief of state Carles Puigdemon missed the desired course of action and asked parliamentarians to decide on the response.

Independent deputies filed for a declaration of independence from Spain

But Anti-Independence Carlos Carrizo, speaking for the first time at a civil party meeting on Friday, said the text “destroyed what we are the most beautiful, living together in harmony.”

Pro-union parties boycott the vote. Puigdemon signed the Declaration of Independence after the October 1st referendum, but immediately stopped implementation and called for negotiations between the Spanish government and Catalonia.

The Catalan government said that out of 43% of those who participated in the referendum, 90% were in favor of independence.