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If Puigde­mont does de­clare in­de­pen­dence, Ra­joy could in­voke ar­ti­cle 155 of the Span­ish con­sti­tu­tion, says The Times. This al­lows the gov­ern­ment to take con­trol of an au­ton­o­mous re­gion that acts con­trary to “the gen­eral in­ter­est of Spain”. It has never been used be­fore, and “would in­flame the cri­sis fur­ther”.

Puigde­mont has called on Brus­sels to me­di­ate, says The Guardian. So far, the EU has been “nowhere to be seen”. On Mon­day, it is­sued a short state­ment call­ing the vote il­le­gal and de­cry­ing the vi­o­lence. But if the cri­sis es­ca­lates, the EU may be forced to in­ter­vene.

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