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Spain holds meeting to decide on invoking direct rule over Catalonia

Spain is holding a special cabinet meeting to approve measures that will allow its government to take direct control of the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia.

Spanish prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to make a statement later today outlining whether Spain will invoke Article 155 of its constitution, which allows the government to use “necessary measures” to take over powers of a regional authority.

The measurse could involve the detention of several Catalonian political leaders.

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