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Spanish industry minister resigns after Panama Papers revelations

Spain's interior minister Jose Manuel Soria said he had resigned over a "succession of mistakes committed along the past few days, relating to my explanations over my business activities..."
AFP

Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s industry minister Jose Manuel Soria resigned on Friday after he was named in the Panama Papers leak and other media revelations that claimed he had links to offshore companies.

In a statement, he said he had tendered his resignation “in light of the succession of mistakes committed along the past few days, relating to my explanations over my business activities… and considering the obvious harm that this situation is doing to the Spanish government.”

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