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Spanish minister resigns due to offshore scandal
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Soria also gave up his seat in the parliament and refused to be a president of the People’s Party. Acting Spanish minister of industry Jose Manuel Soria has resigned due to the fact that he was involved in the scandal of the Panama Papers. Furthermore, in April, Soria gave up his seat in the parliament and resigned from the presidential post of the People’s Party in the region, El Pais writes.

According to the Panama Papers, Soria had been running the company UK Limited Lines during several months. The Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca registered it in the Bahamas on September 23, 1993.

Soria announced his decision, referring to the "lack of exact information about events that happened more than 20 years ago" and "given the obvious damage that was made to the People’s Party by this situation."

Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson was also forced to leave his post for "uncertain period of time" due to the offshore scandal.

According to, on April 9, there was a protest in London, where people demanded resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron for the fact that his father’s name had been mentioned in the Panama Papers.

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