Restoring legality in Catalonia is Spanish government priority – PM Rajoy

MADRID (Reuters) – One of the priorities for Spain’s government is restoring “normality and legality” in the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told parliament on Wednesday.

Catalonia is facing direct rule from Madrid from Friday, due to an independence bid which Spanish courts have ruled contravenes the country’s 1978 constitution.

(Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Isla Binnie)

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