The spokeswoman of the Spanish Popular Party in Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, has resigned after her closest aid was embroiled in a major corruption scandal.

Esperanza Aguirre has served as Madrid’s regional leader for nine years, besides being a former minister, a senator, regional deputy, and the first woman speaker of the Spanish upper house. In her 35-year long career, Aguirre is an iconic survivor of the ruling Popular Party. She even survived a helicopter crash in 2005 and the 2008 terrori...


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