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Rajoy rejects calls for resignation

PUBLISHED: February 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm  •  LAST EDITED: February 5, 2013 at 10:04 am
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Rajoy rejects calls for resignation

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SPANISH Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has pledged to battle on through corruption claims, rejecting calls for his resignation from the opposition party.

It comes after he and many of his cabinet were accused of taking millions in so-called ‘bungs’ from a €22 million slush fund.

The leader himself is accused of taking more than €30,000 per year over a 12-year period.

Appearing alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today, Rajoy said the PP would overcome the accusations, which have already sparked protests and an online petition of 850,000 signatures demanding him to step down.

“The government is stable. The PP has a majority, It’s carrying out its agenda based on reforms,” said the 57-year-old PM.

Merkel said Germany would support the Spanish government’s agenda.

“I have the impression that the whole Spanish government is working to drive down unemployment, to push through structural reforms,” added Merkel.

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stefanjo

February 4th, 2013 11:47 pm

Merkel said she was “supporting the agenda”. No mention of support for Rajoy or backing of the denials. It’s the “move along please, nothing to see here” ploy. Sigh….

Ban KKiller

February 5th, 2013 2:42 am

Wait a minute. I thought we in the USA had the corner on criminal banksters? We’re number one, remember? The best, the brightest and….Jail Proof! Interesting to confirm that bankers, worldwide, are criminals. Too bad we all dodn’t do the “ICELANDIC SOLUTION” on the banks, eh?

Maria Jones

May 15th, 2013 9:43 pm

Choose between another catastrophic PSOE administration wasting borrowed money like no tomorrow and an untrustworthy PP administration with a few brain cells working and a basic understanding of economics …

Dilemma facing Spain – Return to destruction or continue with corruption.
Not good.




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