• Rajoy on the ropes over party corruption case

    Rajoy on the ropes over party corruption case0

    Spanish opposition parties have launched a fierce campaign to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Partido Popular profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. The Socialist opposition announced a vote of no confidence against the prime minister with the backing of anti-establishment and left-wing parties, while the pro-business Ciudadanos (Citizens)

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  • PP convicted in major corruption case

    PP convicted in major corruption case0

    A Spanish court has issued hefty prison sentences for politicians and business people involved in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped fund Spain’s governing party. The National Court’s decision is a major blow for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular, fined 245,000 euros because it benefited from the illegal scheme that was in place between

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  • Rajoy re-elected as leader of PP

    Rajoy re-elected as leader of PP0

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been re-elected as the leader of the Partido Popular for a fourth term. The 61-year-old ran unopposed and won Saturday night with 95% of the vote at the party congress in Madrid. Sr Rajoy thanked party members, saying “it’s an honour because I have spent all my life in

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