Catalonia says it will appeal Spain's move to impose direct rule

The government of Catalonia is planning to appeal Spain's application of Article 155, which suspends the Catalan autonomy. Meanwhile, Spain is promoting new regional elections to oust the current Catalan leadership.
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The Catalan government said Tuesday it is planning to appeal in Spain's constitutional court the decision to apply Article 155, which suspends its autonomy.

Earlier this week, the government of Spain began promoting new regional elections in Catalonia, hoping to oust the current Catalan leadership which pushed for the October 1 referendum.

In a recent interview with BBC, Alfonso Dastis, Spain's Foreign Minister, said Catalans should ignore their regional authorities once Spain has completed the direct rule implementation.

"There will be law and order and peaceful co-existence and normal life in Catalonia, which is what we are after," Dastis said.



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