BREAKING: Prime Minister of Spain suspends himself from public duties to see if he still wants to do the job after court launches corruption probe into his wife

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced he will suspend public duties until next week to decide whether he wants to continue leading the government after a court launched a probe of his wife, Begona Gomez....READ FULL ARTICLE

‘I need to pause and think,’ Sanchez shared on his X account.

‘I urgently need an answer to the question of whether it is worthwhile (…) whether I should continue to lead the government or renounce this honour,’ he wrote.

He said he would appear before the media on Monday to announce his decision.

The shock announcement came after a Spanish court said earlier today (Wednesday) it was launching a preliminary investigation into whether Sanchez’s wife committed a crime

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of influence peddling and corruption in business in her private dealings.

Spain ‘s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced he will suspend public duties until next week to decide whether he wants to continue leading the government after a court launched a probe of his wife

A Spanish court said today (Wednesday) that it was launching a preliminary investigation into whether Begona Gomez (pictured with her husband Pedro Sanchez) committed a crime of influence peddling and corruption in business in her private dealings

The court investigating Gomez did not provide further details as the case is sealed and preliminary, but confirmed it had followed a complaint raised by anti-graft campaign group Manos Limpias – Clean Hands – whose leader has links to the far-right

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Sanchez, 52, said the seriousness of the attacks that he and his wife were receiving merited a measured response.

The court investigating Gomez did not provide further details as the case is sealed and preliminary, only saying it followed a complaint raised by anti-graft campaign group Manos Limpias – Clean Hands – whose leader has links to the far-right.

Manos Limpias said Gomez used her influence as the wife of the prime minister to allegedly secure sponsors for a university master’s degree course that she ran.

Sanchez has been Prime Minister of Spain since 2018.

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An economist by education, Sanchez was chief of cabinet to the U.N. envoy to Bosnia, Carlos Westendorp, in the late 1990s.

In 2003 he took a position as a city council member in Madrid and then climbed up the Socialist party ladder, first becoming a lawmaker and then party leader in 2014.

He has served as Secretary-General of the Socialist Workers’ Party since June 2017.

This is a developing story.

One of the claims against Gomez is that she used her influence as the wife of the prime minister to allegedly secure sponsors for a university master’s degree course that she ran. Quickly...READ FULL ARTICLE

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