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Thousands march in Madrid against corruption

Thousands of people at the traditional May Day rally in Madrid vented their anger at rampant corruption, as Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) finds itself embroiled in a new scandal. 

The number of graft accusations to have hit the PP, other parties, unions and companies over the years have made corruption a main concern of Spaniards after sky-high unemployment, opinion polls show.

In the latest development, the former PP regional president of Madrid was arrested last month as part of a probe into embezzlement of public money. 

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