MADRID, Oct 21 (SABAH): The Spanish government has decided to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and hold new election in the autonomous region.
This was announced by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy while speaking a news conference after a cabinet meeting in Madrid on Saturday.
Outlining the cabinet’s decision, he said the Catalan economy is already in worrying shape as a result of the regional government’s push for independence.
The plan still requires the approval of the upper house. He said the Senate will be asked to authorize the government to sack the Catalan president and his government with the aim to protect the general interest of the nation,