Major international media have echoed the appearance of Mariano Rajoy before Congress to offer their view of the involvement of PP in the case Barcenas . US newspapers, British, French, Italian or German published extensive chronic with a common denominator: the apology of Prime Minister for having been wrong to trust his extesorero and refusal to resign.
The Economist titled with a sarcastic “Rajoy is clinging to his job”, and stresses that the president has tried to portray the illegal funding scandal as an attempt to destabilize Spain.
The German Süddeutsche is one of the worst let the president. “The Spanish quagmire” is the title of his chronicle, it noted that the environment in Spain is mortally wounded because of the crisis, to which is added that nine out of ten citizens believe that the political class is corrupt. The most incisive, however, is not the text but the picture accompanying the first article that the newspaper published on Thursday: a protester in Madrid holding a cardboard cutout of Rajoy bullfighter dress with beer cans in their hands and Montera bullfighter.
He also German Die Welt also relies on surveys and publishing pictures bochornosas.Destacan that in the eyes of many Spaniards, Rajoy has lost “clearly” its credibility and is supported by a Sigma Dos poll indicating that 55 % believe that Rajoy should resign. It also has words for the PSOE, which “have so far failed in attempt to exploit the donations scandal.” Publishing photo is an image of two men with masks and Luis Barcenas Rajoy holding a sign reading scoundrel .
The Wall Street Journal refers to the “unshakable” attitude of President during the debate. Notes that did not take any notes during questions from opposition groups and read most of your responses from a prepared script. “Dodged some questions, including whether they had given bribes in cash at the headquarters of his party,” he says.
A little more sober is The New York Times , which matches the rest in emphasizing that the president says he made a mistake but refuses to resign. The American newspaper launches discrete barbs between the lines sees Rajoy as a “beleaguered president” and branded his speech “combative”.
The BBC , meanwhile, stands out in its analysis Friday that most Spaniards and Rajoy doubted before, and that this hearing is insufficient to win back public confidence.
The Times , meanwhile, warns that threatens to destabilize Bárcenas matter which he calls “fourth largest economy in the euro zone”, and remember you are struggling with debt and has a 26.3% unemployment.
The Italian La Repubblica published a video of the moment when the leader of the Executive sings the famous “I was wrong” and entitled “Spain: the average mea culpa Rajoy “.
In a piece that reconstructs in detail the Barcenas case, the French Le Monde says that the Prime Minister and the PP “are entangled in a corruption case in which Rajoy could be involved directly.” The evening reports that the popular leader has complained to the deputies “evil lies and insinuations that some political leaders have promoted”. Video foot reminds his readers that it was Rajoy Barcenas who appointed treasurer of the PP in 2008.