Spain’s Prime Minister says he will not resign after allegations against wife | BBC News

Pedro Sanchez has said he will stay on as Spain’s prime minister, after days of speculation over his future.

A court opened an initial enquiry into his wife over corruption claims, and after Mr Sanchez cancelled official engagements, many expected him to either resign or call a confidence motion.

But instead, he denounced the claims as a harassment campaign by right-wing media, after the accusations levelled against Mr Sánchez’s wife, Begoña Gómez were brought against her by the organisation Manos Limpias (Clean Hands), led by a man linked to the far-right called Miguel Bernad.

A series of demonstrations were held around Spain over the weekend, calling for the prime minister to continue in his post – though members of the opposition were less supportive, with Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the opposition Popular Party (PP)’s leader of the Madrid region accusing Mr Sánchez of being "shameless".

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