Spain's Constitutional Court announced on Wednesday that it would consider a motion filed by Podemos against Mariano Rajoy's decision to suspend home rule in Catalonia.

At the end of October, Mr. Rajoy (PP) announced he would seek immediate Senate approval [to sack the entire former regional government][155] in Catalonia led by Carles Puigdemont.

Podemos believes those measures, related to Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, were unconstitutional, despite separatist MPs in the Catalan Parliament [declaring independence from Spain][ind] earlier in the day.

The Popular Party holds an overall majority in the Senate, Spain's upper house of parliament.

Congress, the Senate, the Spanish government, the Catalan government and the Catalan Parliament all now have 15 days in whic...

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