Sat 2 Feb 2013

Spain's ruling party holds special executive committee meeting over irregular financing allegations

Mariano Rajoy could be quizzed over the allegations

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Spain's ruling Popular Party holds a special executive committee meeting regarding irregular financing allegations made against it.

The move comes after the country's state attorney Eduardo Torres-Dulce said that there is sufficient cause to investigate the allegations against the party, and even suggested that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy could be summoned for questioning.

Torres-Dulce was responding to the publication of so-called secret papers of former party treasurer Luis Barenas by the country's leading newspaper El Pais. The papers allegedly document under-the-table payments to leading party members, including Rajoy, over many years.

The Popular Party has denied that the documents have any connection to it.

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