Spain’s graft-plagued ruling party on trial for destroying evidence

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Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) will stand trial for allegedly destroying laptops used by a former treasurer being tried over a suspected slush fund, a court ruling published on Friday said. It will be the first time that a political party goes on trial in the country.

The National Coúrt, which handles major criminal cases, slapped the order on Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative party, the November 30 …