Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Spain to Oust Catalan Leaders as Separatists Pledge to Fight

  • Prime minister plans to call regional elections in six months
  • Rajoy says his goal is to restore legal normality to Catalonia
Video player cover image

Catalan Separatists Plot Response to Rajoy

Updated on

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy invoked the most far-reaching powers in the Spanish Constitution as he aimed to strike a decisive blow against the Catalan separatist campaign that’s divided the nation and put its economic expansion at risk.

Spain will dismiss Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and his government,
and take control of the regional police force and public television and radio channels as part of a barrage of measures that could be ratified by the Senate within a week, Rajoy said at a press conference in Madrid Saturday.