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Spain: Socialist opposition leader Sanchez backs Rajoy's Catalan ultimatum01:03

Spain: Socialist opposition leader Sanchez backs Rajoy's Catalan ultimatum

Spain, Madrid
October 11, 2017 at 17:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Leader of the Spanish opposition Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, backed Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's ultimatum to Catalonia in which clarification was demanded on whether the region had declared independence, during a press conference in Madrid on Wednesday.

Sanchez called on his party to "accompany the President of the Government - I already told him yesterday - in his requirement to clarify and pull Spain out of the muddy pool that President Puigdemont has put Catalan politics in."

Rajoy has threatened to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, which would permit the Spanish government to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and apply direct rule from Madrid. The Spanish prime minister has given Catalan President Carles Puigdemont five days to respond.

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Leader of the Spanish opposition Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, backed Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's ultimatum to Catalonia in which clarification was demanded on whether the region had declared independence, during a press conference in Madrid on Wednesday.

Sanchez called on his party to "accompany the President of the Government - I already told him yesterday - in his requirement to clarify and pull Spain out of the muddy pool that President Puigdemont has put Catalan politics in."

Rajoy has threatened to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, which would permit the Spanish government to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and apply direct rule from Madrid. The Spanish prime minister has given Catalan President Carles Puigdemont five days to respond.

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