By Steve Dellar   |  04-25-2018   News
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Spain is one of the last countries in Western Europe where the governing party has not seen a rightwing party take votes from the conservatives just yet. Even though there have been new political parties forming ever since the financial crisis of 2007 and 2009, the Conservatives (Partido Popular) of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have been able to hang on to power for the past decade or so without any threat from the right.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cifuentes?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cifuentes</a> | Nueva polémica: según <a href="https://twitter.com/okdiario?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@okdiario</a> Cristina Cifuentes fue pillada robando cremas cosméticas en un supermercado en #2011<br>▶️El digital ofrece en exclusiva el vídeo que recoge su arresto por parte de seguridad.<br>▶️Ocurrió cuando era la número 2 de la Asamblea de Madrid. <a href="https://t.co/gV41ugk9p4">pic.twitter.com/gV41ugk9p4</a></p>&mdash; Noticias CMM (@CMM_noticias) <a href="https://twitter.com/CMM_noticias/status/989052591781941248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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All that might now change as the regional President of the Partido Popular for the capital region of Madrid, Ms Cristina Cifuentes, has been forced to resign after two scandals emerged in rapid progression.

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At first, Madrid Premier Ms Cifuentes had to admit that she lied about an alleged master’s degree she claimed obtained from the King Juan Carlos University (URJC) in Madrid in 2012.

According to reporters, she never attended classes nor took part in any of the exams, and doubts remain as to whether she even produced a final thesis.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">who will win?<br><br>🔃 RT 2 cremas del Eroski<br><br>❤ Like La Cifuentes <a href="https://t.co/U1Yq3ngZew">pic.twitter.com/U1Yq3ngZew</a></p>&mdash; Disparatel ✝ (@DisparatelP) <a href="https://twitter.com/DisparatelP/status/989113045384343552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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This was already a bit of troublesome water for the Madrid Premier, but then this morning OK Diario, a popular Spanish gossip magazine, produced a video of Ms Cifuentes shoplifting two bottles of anti-aging crème in a luxury supermarket (El Corte Ingles)

During a hastily convened press conference, and clearly under pressure from the Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy, Ms Cifuentes stated: “In the political situation in which we are living through, and after having spoken to my team about it, I’m announcing my resignation as the premier of the Madrid region.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When a politician feels more compelled to resign for shoplifting cream worth 40€ than for cheating her way through an MA degree, you know a country’s political elite has sunk to the bottom. So long, <a href="https://twitter.com/ccifuentes?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ccifuentes</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SpainIsDifferent?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SpainIsDifferent</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mastergate?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Mastergate</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cremagate?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cremagate</a> <a href="https://t.co/PHXZBBF4KH">pic.twitter.com/PHXZBBF4KH</a></p>&mdash; dani_madridmorales (@DMadrid_M) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMadrid_M/status/989105975150837760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“In life, you have to think about the general interest above the interests of just one person.”

“The real threat that the left of the PSOE [Socialist Party] and Podemos and the support of Ciudadanos could govern has made me reflect a lot.”

Source:

https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2018/04/25/actualidad/1524643078_623889.html

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Anonymous No. 24174 1524677383

She lies about her education and steals a cheap bottle of crème, compared to the US swamp rats that just steal billions of tax dollars and don't feel the least bit sorry for it.

We need to audit our politicians as I cannot see how they quickly become millionaires after getting elected.

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