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Spain Barcenas scandal: Rajoy rejects resignation calls

Spain’s prime minister says he will not give in to “blackmail”, amid calls for him to resign over alleged links to a suspect in a payments scandal, the BBC reports.
Mariano Rajoy said he would fulfil the mandate given by the Spanish people. The calls came after a newspaper published text messages he allegedly sent to the suspect, Luis Barcenas, ex-treasurer of his Popular Party (PP).
Meanwhile Mr Barcenas repeated in court allegations that Mr Rajoy received payments from a slush fund. He said Mr Rajoy secretly received money between 2008
and 2010.

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