An online petition launched on Internet, which called for the resignation of the head of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, and calls for early elections after the corruption scandal revealed of Partido Popular (PP), has exceeded one million signatures.
The application was launched in the virtual platform change.org on January 31, the same day the newspaper El País published the manuscript of Luis Barcenas, former treasurer of PP, where it exposes an alleged hidden accounting that exposes party, which included Rajoy.
According to the papers, Mariano Rajoy would have received between 1997 and 2008, “payments for a total of 25,200 Euros per year,” which came from several private entrepreneurs. A week after the petition was launched, by Thursday afternoon it already had collected 1’020 , 700 signatures.
The “case Barcenas” has shaken Spain since January 18, causing uproar and protests in a country that is experiencing a deep economic crisis.