By Euro Weekly News Media • 01 August 2013 • 7:57
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will be appearing before MPs in regards to the corruption scandal that is threatening the PP (Popular Party).
In the Barcenas case, Luis Barcenas is facing tax fraud charges; Rajoy is looking at answering questions related to illegal payments from a slush fund run by the former treasurer. They have both denied receiving illegal payments.
Anger all over Spain has led to protests and calls for the Prime Minister’s resignation. Furthermore, reportedly, a recent poll has shown that only 14 per cent believe that Rajoy and his party are innocent.
Mariano Rajoy has to appear before MPs as they have threatened him with a no-confidence vote. He has not done so before now he claims as he believes that the claims were not credible.
“But the Barcenas case has started to damage the image of Spain,” he said.
He wants to give now his side of the story to everyone, not just the opposition party but also the citizens of Spain.
Luis Barcenas is still in custody on corruption and tax fraud charges for his part in the scandal as the original documents were written in his handwriting. It is also not just Rajoy that has had to deny receiving payments but also other PP members.
Mariano Rajoy has given no indication that he is going to resign from his post as Prime Minister.
Unfortunately, this corruption scandal coincides with Spain’s worst economical crisis for decades.
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