The current Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, bowed to the pressure and announced on Monday that he will appear in the House of Representatives to explain the Barcenas case and “tell his side” on the scandal that involves the former treasurer of the Popular Party (PP) before the Parliament.
Yesterday, Rajoy said, after meeting a journalist at La Moncloa, that he “spoke with the president of the Parliament to present a request to appear at the end of this month or at the beginning of the next, to discuss the economic and political situation.” “We also talked about the current concerning issue“, adding that six months after the case caused controversy, he has tried to defend Luis Barcenas, “I respond to questions before the Parliament, I also have been answering to the media, I have always given an answer.”
Rajoy’s appearance would take place at the beginning of next week, between Tuesday or Wednesday. “This is the right time to explain to the Parliament what has been done so far and to clarify doubts that many citizens legitimately have the right to know,” said the Prime Minister. At the same time he insisted “I have answered this question, but I am fully aware that I have raised questions of the citizens.“