Corruption in the conservative Popular Party


A Spanish judge has summoned two former senior members of the conservative Popular Party to answer questions about suspected corruption.

Esperanza Aguirre and Cristina Cifuentes, both former Madrid regional presidents for the party, are due in court next month as part of a judicial investigation into suspected illegal political financing.

Aguirre and Cifuentes are suspected of being present at key meetings where allegedly illegal payments from private companies was discussed.