Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gives a press conference after a crisis cabinet meeting at the Moncloa Palace on October 21, 2017 in Madrid. Spain's government said that it will move to suspend Catalonia's separatist government and call fresh elections in the region. (AFP PHOTO)
MADRID, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish ministries will take control over the Catalan regional government under the application of the article 155 of the Spanish constitution, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday.
In a press conference after an extraordinary cabinet meeting to deal with the implementation of the article, Rajoy explained that the regional government of Catalonia, Generalitat, would be dissolved, their powers would be controlled by the Spanish ministries and elections would be called within six months.
Rajoy explained the measures of the application of the article 155 which must be approved by the Spanish Senate to be implemented.
The Spanish government justified the decision based on "rebel, systematic and conscious disobedience" of the regional government of Catalonia, Generalitat.