PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has admitted that corruption has ‘hurt’ the PP during his second term in office.
During an interview with radio station Onda Cero, the Spanish leader admitted that it has been hard to ‘shake off’ the image of corruption attributed to his party.
However he added that any decision to exclude election candidates involved in criminal investigations from running should be made on an individual basis.
“It depends on each person’s case,” he said. “We cannot put them on trial ahead of time.
“Every case is different, in each specific case it is necessary to make a concrete decision that is specific to that case alone.”
With regional, local and national elections all coming up, the PP and PSOE are trying to distance themselves from the corrupt image that up-and-coming parties such as Podemos and Ciudadanos have capitalised on.
- Not just for Christmas: The heroic work of Estepona’s Adana kennels - 8 Jan, 2017 @ 10:23
- Bambi on ice - 1 Jan, 2017 @ 16:01
- Cars banned from Madrid streets in trial run for pedestrianised city - 25 Dec, 2016 @ 16:54
- Gang of thieves gas and rob expat homes on Costa del Sol - 22 Dec, 2016 @ 09:14
- Spain boosts security in ‘Christmas hotspots’ following Berlin attacks - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 15:31
- Flood advice: How to claim on insurance following Costa del Sol deluge - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 13:25
- PIC EXCLUSIVE: Britain’s Most Wanted fugitive Mark Acklom strips off in Spain - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 11:05
- Prime Minister Theresa May vows to protect 1.2 million British expats living in Europe - 21 Dec, 2016 @ 09:51
- Britain’s Captain Calamity stranded in Spain after leaving passport onboard abandoned vessel - 20 Dec, 2016 @ 12:43
- Woman from Granada named best rugby referee in the world by IRFU - 20 Dec, 2016 @ 10:36