Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:59 am
Pressure on Spanish PM to explain Swiss bank money
The Associated Press
The Socialist opposition party and other groups are to petition Tuesday for Rajoy's appearance but the governing Popular Party's absolute majority means it can reject the proposal.
Although no arrests have been made or charges filed, the scandal is affecting Rajoy, who is demanding great sacrifices of Spaniards as the country battles to emerge from recession with 25 percent unemployment.
Opinion polls show Spaniards have little faith in their political parties, while some 300 politicians are reported to be implicated in corruption cases across the country.