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Spain: No possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience - Rajoy01:04

Spain: No possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience - Rajoy

Spain, Madrid
October 11, 2017 at 15:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ruled out the possibility of dialogue between Spain and Catalan separatists, saying it was not possible to mediate between democratic law and disobedience, during an address at the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Wednesday. However, Rajoy suggested that he would be open to reforming the Spanish constitution in the future. The speech came hours after the prime minister demanded Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont give clarity on whether he has declared independence and maintained his threat to triggering 'Article 155' of the Spanish constitution if Catalan authorities do not step down. The article would allow Madrid to strip Catalonia of its regional autonomy and grant full control to the government in Madrid.

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ruled out the possibility of dialogue between Spain and Catalan separatists, saying it was not possible to mediate between democratic law and disobedience, during an address at the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Wednesday. However, Rajoy suggested that he would be open to reforming the Spanish constitution in the future. The speech came hours after the prime minister demanded Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont give clarity on whether he has declared independence and maintained his threat to triggering 'Article 155' of the Spanish constitution if Catalan authorities do not step down. The article would allow Madrid to strip Catalonia of its regional autonomy and grant full control to the government in Madrid.

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