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Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told lawmakers Thursday he would not resign or hold early elections despite calls from the opposition for him to step down amid the allegations of corruption leveled against his party. continue reading »

Spain Would Rather Have International Image of Poverty Than Corruption

Fifty-two percent of Spaniards see political corruption as the worst blot on Spain's image abroad, a survey released Friday shows. continue reading »

Spanish Socialists Want to Stop Corporate Giving to Political Parties

The head of the PSOE - Spain's main opposition party - Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, on the weekend as a way to prevent corruption proposed that companies not be allowed to give money to political parties and that the government be prohibited from hiring firms implicated in cases of financial irregularity. continue reading »

Corruption Allegations Force Rajoy to Release Income Statements

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who faces allegations he received under-the-table payments from a purported Popular Party slush fund, on Saturday released income statements that show he received net income for his work of 74,912 euros (roughly $100,100) last year. continue reading »

Spanish AG Sees Ground for Probe of Governing-party Finances

Spain's attorney general said Thursday there are grounds for further investigating allegations of under-the table payments to high-ranking members of the ruling conservative Popular Party. continue reading »

Socialists Demand Rajoy’s Resignation Following PP Scandal

Spanish Socialist Workers Party, or PSOE, secretary-general and opposition leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba on Sunday called on Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to resign due to the corruption case involving the governing Popular Party regarding alleged clandestine payments to its leaders. continue reading »

Rajoy Denies Receiving Under-the-Table Payments from PP

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday denied allegations that he received secret cash payments from the ruling conservative Popular Party and said he will release his income statements next week to clear up any doubts. continue reading »

Spanish Popular Party Continues to Deny Malfeasance

Spain's governing Popular Party said Thursday that its financial arrangements are managed "in accord with legality and complying with tax obligations," responding to a press report about an alleged secret ledger. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Reacts to Controversy Surrounding Popular Party

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pledged here Saturday not to "waver" if irregularities are found to have occurred within his conservative Popular Party. continue reading »

Spanish Popular Party Investigating Ex-Treasurer’s Swiss Bank Accounts

Top leaders of Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party, headed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, have called a meeting to discuss revelations that the party's former treasurer, ex-Sen. Luis Barcenas, held 22 million euros ($29.3 million) in Swiss bank accounts. continue reading »

Constitutional Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Law in Spain

The Spanish Constitutional Court defended same-sex marriage in rejecting a challenge filed by the conservative Popular Party against the law authorizing such unions, which was enacted by a Socialist administration. continue reading »