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The judicial noose tightened Tuesday around Spain’s ruling Popular Party, which is engulfed in a series of graft scandals, making it harder for it to retain power after an inconclusive general election.
Rita Barbera, a Popular Party (PP) senator who governed Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, for more than two decades, agreed to be questioned by a judge investigating alleged money laundering by the conservative party.
Barbera made the announcement after Spanish media on Tuesday published excerpts of a recording of a telephone conversation by her former advisor, Maria Jose Alcon, explaining how Alcon laundered 1,000 euros ($1,100) in party money.
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