Puigdemont Accuses Madrid of “Worst Attack Since the Dictatorship of Franco”

The Spanish Prime Minister’s move to take back some powers from Catalonia is the “worst attack since the dictatorship of Franco”, says the region’s leader.Carles Puigdemont was reacting to Mariano Rajoy’s announcement that he has approved implementing the previously unused Article 155 of the country’s constitution to assume control of the region to thwart secession attempts.Mr Puigdemont said Mr Rajoy had set out to “humiliate” Catalonia in an “attack on democracy”.He said removing powers from Catalonia was the “worst attack against the institutions and the people of Catalonia since the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco”.

Source: Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont: Removing powers ‘worst attack since Franco dictatorship’ – Sky News

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.