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The Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independence that has led to Spain’s biggest political crisis for 40 years.

The announcement of the unprecedented measure came after the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, threatened a unilateral declaration of independence if the Spanish government did not agree to talks on the issue.

Continue reading:  Spain to impose direct rule as Catalonia leader refuses to back down

7 thoughts on “Spain to impose direct rule as Catalonia leader refuses to back down

  1. Not sure I understand it all. Looks like the next probable step is Catalan Parliament voting on a formal declaration of independence. If they pass independence, then what will or what can Spain do? Or would Catalan proceed to peacefully secede?

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