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Spanish PM summoned to testify in corruption case

IANS  |  Madrid 

A Spainish on Tuesday decided to summon Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to testify as a witness in a corruption case involving his party.

Rajoy is set to appear before the to be questioned on prominent figures within the upper echelons of the conservative Popular Party who between 1999-2005 were linked to a corrupt network of businessmen and politicians that embezzled millions in public funds, Efe news reported.

The decision to summon Rajoy was approved by a majority of the three judges who make up the tribunal.

The public prosecution had previously questioned the need for Rajoy's testimony, describing it as "unnecessary, dispensable and useless".



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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 17:12 IST