Spanish Podemos party leader accused of corruption

Non-governmental organization Manos Limpias files criminal complaint against Pablo Iglesias.

Spanish Podemos party leader accused of corruption


World Bulletin / News Desk

Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Spain's left-wing Podemos party, has been accused of corruption, bribery, financial infraction, and gangsterism in a criminal case filed by a non-governmental organization.

NGO Manos Limpias, meaning "Clean Hands," filed the criminal complaint against Iglesias on Wednesday, accusing him of using undeclared money taken from Venezuela to make "pro-revolutionary propaganda" in Spain. 

The Supreme Court will decide whether to investigate the criminal complaints. 

Podemos -- believed to be the second-largest party in Spain according to recent surveys -- has garnered much public support following the heavy economic crises in the Eurozone, especially Greece and Spain, since 2008.

More than 100,000 people massed in a March for Change rally in Madrid last week to show support for the popular movement-turned-political party, which was formed in January this year by Iglesias, a former lecturer of Political Science at Madrid University.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Şubat 2015, 11:14

Muhammed Öylek