Sunday, February 03, 2013 8:41 am
Spain's opposition calls on premier to resign
The Associated Press
Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said Sunday that serious doubts have been cast on Rajoy's credibility following media allegations that he and other senior members of his party had received under-the-table payments.
On Saturday, Rajoy denied wrongdoing and promised to publicly disclose his personal accounts. However, public disquiet led to impromptu demonstrations in several cities with protesters calling on Rajoy to resign.
Esteban Gonzalez Pons, one of Rajoy's senior political allies, rapidly came to the government's defense, saying that "Spain needs help, not more punishment."