February 5, 2013

Can Spain's Prime Minister Hang on to His Job?

The Economist, The Economist

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It is a storm that some politicians would be unable to survive. But Mariano Rajoy (pictured above), the Spanish prime minister, and his People's Party (PP) seem determined to bluster their way past the growing weight of evidence that, for a long time, they ran a double accounting system designed to dodge party funding laws and used it to pay senior party members regular cash extras which they may, or may not, have declared to tax authorities. Guilt cannot yet be assumed, but Spaniards deserve a proper explanation.

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TAGGED: Eurozone, Europe, Spain, Mariano Rajoy


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