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The head of the Madrid branch of Spain’s ruling People’s Party said on Sunday she had resigned after police investigated members of her office for alleged illegal financing, the latest in a string of graft scandals involving PP.
Esperanza Aguirre, a party veteran of over thirty years, said she was not linked personally to the bribery and money laundering case, but she assumed responsibility. She said acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy understood her decision.
Her resignation comes at a delicate time for Rajoy, who has spent almost two months in fruitless negotiations with other parties to form a coalition government. If no government is formed, new elections may be called.
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