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Spanish minister resigns after alleged links to offshore deals

Paul Day

Published 15/04/2016 | 08:33

Spain's Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria attends an event in Madrid, Spain, in this April 13, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/Files
Spain's Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria attends an event in Madrid, Spain, in this April 13, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Andrea Comas/Files

Spain's acting Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said on Friday he was resigning from his position with immediate effect after alleged links to offshore companies in Panama and Jersey

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Soria has denied all wrong-doing, but said he was stepping down to limit any damage to the caretaker government, the People's Party (PP), at a time when Spain is facing a likely second general election after an inconclusive December vote. 

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