Is Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Prime Minister, who came under pressure this week to resign as a result of a scandal involving party financing. Until recently Rajoy had managed to limit the impact of the scandal, which involves alleged illegal donations by construction magnates that were supposedly distributed as cash payments to party leaders in return for juicy contracts.

On Monday, Rajoy rejected calls to resign over the scandal and said he would not give in to “blackmail”.
Facing growing pressure within the PP over his handling of the case, he said he would apply his political program until 2015 and had no plan to call early elections.But pressure from other political groups is mounting.

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