Spain ruling party pressed over alleged c

Spain ruling party pressed over alleged corruption
Associated Press

Spain's government spokeswoman and deputy premier Soraya Saenz de Santamaria speaks during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Friday Jan. 18, 2013. Spain's conservative government is battling to defend itself and its Popular Party after a court revealed a former party treasurer amassed euro 22 million ($29.31 million) in a Swiss bank account. Saenz de Santamaria fended off a barrage of questions from journalists Friday by denying she knew anything about the money or newspaper reports that ex-treasurer Luis Barcenas also gave party members large sums in under-the table payments. She skirted questions as to whether Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy or other government members may have received money. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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