The Spanish government has denied Catalonia the autonomy and appointed head of the region Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, the BBC reports.
On the eve of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the dismissal of the head of the government of Catalonia Carles Pokdemon and promised to seek recognition of the Catalan Declaration of independence illegal.
Rajoy announced the dissolution of the Catalan Parliament and call new elections in the autonomy on December 21. The Spanish government has made a decision on the removal from office of officials who held prominent positions in Catalonia. In particular, dismissed the chief of the Catalan police.
Also on Friday, October 27, after the Catalan Parliament adopted a resolution on the independence of the region, the Spanish Senate approved the application of the 155th article of the Constitution of Spain, which allows you to enter the direct control of the Spanish government in Catalonia.