Catalan crisis: Puigdemont under pressure over independence bid

Posted on: October 26, 2017 | views: 148

Pressure is rising on Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont over his regional government's drive for independence from Spain.

He had been due to make a statement to clarify his position, but the move has been suspended, officials said.

The Spanish government plans to strip the regional government and Mr Puigdemont of their powers.

Article 155 of the Spanish constitution lets Madrid take control of institutions, police and finances.