2 July 2019

The Constitutional Court upholds Article 155


The plenary session of the Constitutional Court upholds the application of Article 155 in Catalonia on 27 October 2017, including the dismissal of the government and the dissolution of Parliament, because it served to prevent the breakup of the Spanish state. The court thus dismisses the appeals presented by the Parliament and by the Podemos parliamentary group in Congress. However, the Constitutional Court does declare unconstitutional the provision preventing the publication of regulations and records in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia without the authorisation of Spanish government. This is precisely the provision that Rajoy’s government had used to block the appointment of Antoni Comín, Josep Rull and Jordi Turull as ministers following the investiture of Quim Torra.

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