Spain’s Congress of Deputies publishes assets and earnings of party leaders and other politicians

THE assets and earnings of Spanish politicians have been revealed following their publication on the Congress of Deputies website.

The information showed acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez earned €16,666 in royalties from his memoirs The Manuel of Resistance. The prime minister has said he will donate the profits from the book to homeless charities.

Sanchez also earned €30,261 from his salary for the being leader of the left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) and €35,299 from his prime ministerial salary between January and May last year.

Albert Rivera, leader of the centrist Ciudadanos, earned €48,000 last year from his party and €41,374 for being a Congress of Deputies member. He made €573 from rentals and paid €30,747 in income tax.

Leftist Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and his partner and fellow Congress of Deputy member Irene Montero owe almost €475,590 for a mortgage on their Madrid home.

Santiago Abascal, leader of the far-right Vox, made €55,148 last year from his party salary. His declaration showed he does not own property.

The declaration is partial, with more information still to be published. It did not include information about conservative Partido Popular (PP) leader Pablo Casado.

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