October 24, 2017 / 12:23 PM / in a year

Catalan government to appeal direct rule in constitutional court

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia plans to appeal the application of article 155, which will place its governance in the hands of the central government, in the constitutional court, regional spokesman Jordi Turull said on Tuesday.

Pio Garcia Escudero, President of the upper house Senate, chaires a committe meeting to review the measures of article 155, which if approved, would impose direct rule on Catalonia, revoking the wealthy region's autonomy, at the Senate, in Madrid, Spain, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain’s upper house of parliament is set to authorise the government to use those special powers on Friday.

Reporting by Inmaculada Sanz; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Julien Toyer

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