News Summary: Spain PM Resists Resignation Demands
By The Associated Press
STAYING PUT: Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday brushed off demands that he resign after text messages emerged showing him comforting a political party treasurer under investigation over a slush fund and secret Swiss bank accounts.
FED UP: The spectacle of alleged greed and corruption has enraged Spaniards hurting from austerity and sky high unemployment with no end in sight.
JURY OUT: Analysts are divided over whether the scandal could prompt an early exit for Rajoy, whose conservative party ousted the ruling Socialists in a 2011 landslide, giving his party an absolute majority in Parliament and no requirement to call new elections until late 2015.
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