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Political slush fund scandal rocks Spain

Reuters Business
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July 11, 2013 AT 12:26 PM
Editor of Spain's El Mundo newspaper appears in court as a witness, after his newspaper handed over to the High Court documents which it says are the originals of a ledger showing illicit payments made to top politicians including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from a slush fund operated by Spain's ruling People's Party. As Joanna Partridge reports, Spain was rocked by the first publication of photocopied extracts of the same ledger back in January, and protests about political corruption continue, as Spaniards are still suffering from a long-running recession and austerity.