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Elections 16-07-2013

Spain’s Rajoy refuses to resign as graft scandal unfolds

After refusing for weeks to comment on allegations linking the Spanish government with illegal payments and secret financing, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy broke his silence on Monday and rejected calls for his resignation by the opposition parties. Speaking at a news conference in Madrid with visiting Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Rajoy said that he will 'fulfill his mandate to defend the political stability in the country'. 'A democratic state based on the rule of law does not accept blackmail'.

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