“For decades, the Spanish People’s Party benefited from kickbacks in exchange for giving contracts to a network of business people, bidding for tenders. The former treasurer of the party has been sentenced to 33 years in jail. But president Mariano Rajoy insists there are no grounds for him to resign, and warns that any attempts to oust him will cause instability in Spain.” -Catalan News
Mariano Rajoy as Spanish president, could soon be Ousted after he claimed no knowledge of corruption.
Not only is that unbelievable, but even if true it shows his incompetence to fight corruption.
Rajoy is a career politician and was already a minister in parliament back in 1996, and yet he never learned of this entrenched corruption?
How will the weakened Spanish Parliament affect the independent movement in Catalonia and other regions?
Title: Spain’s ruling party caught up in corruption trial
Posted 24 May 2018 by euronews (in English)
Title: 25-May-18 TV News: ‘Rajoy under pressure’
Posted by Catalan News
Title: Spain’s Rajoy Vows to Complete His Term
Posted 25 May 2018 by Bloomberg Politics