After the latest Spanish deadline for the Catalans expired, the office of Spain's prime minister is scheduling an "extraordinary meeting" to consider invoking Article 155. Madrid said this would "restore legality."
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Article 155 of the Spanish constitution would allow the government in Madrid to intervene in the running of Catalonia. It's an extreme measure for exceptional situations that has never been invoked before.
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