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FILE - In this May 22, 2011 file photo, Spain's then conservative opposition leader Mariano Rajoy, second left, waves next to Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz Galladon, left, President of Madrid's regional government Esperanza Aguirre, third left, and Ana Mato, party spokesperson, on the balcony of the headquarters of the conservative Popular Party in Madrid, Spain after winning the general elections. After two years of recession, harsh austerity programs, sky-high unemployment and an unstable footing on the world’s markets. Now comes a corruption scandal that has shaken the government to its core. And it’s raising questions whether Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can survive the fallout from allegations that he and others benefited from years of slush fund handouts. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

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