Madrid must resist the attempt to split the country — King of Spain

Spain must resist the attempts of the Catalan leadership to split the country, said King Felipe VI.

“Spain must resist an unacceptable attempt to separate part of its national territory, and it will decide this by using its legitimate democratic institutions, with respect for our constitution, and in accordance with the values ​​and principles of parliamentary democracy in which we live for 39 years,” said the head of Spain at the award ceremony Princess of Asturias.

Thus, the head of state, in fact, spoke in favor of the application of Article 155 of the Constitution, which presupposes the possibility of suspending the autonomous status of Catalonia.

“Spain of the 21st century, in which Catalonia is and will be an important part, must be based on the unification of efforts, feelings, attachments and projects…,” said King Felipe VI.