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Spanish justice minister quits amid hunting scandal

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Spanish justice minister quits amid hunting scandal

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Spanish Justice Minister Mariano Fernandez Bermejo has resigned over a hunting weekend he spent with a judge leading a corruption probe into the country’s conservative opposition.

Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy led the calls for him to quit. Bermejo admitted to an error of judgement and that he took part in the deer hunt without the proper permit. The announcement comes just days after Spanish judges staged an unprecedented strike in protest over staffing levels, poor facilities and infrastructure. Judge Baltasar Garzon is leading an investigation into bribery and misallocation of local government contracts in which Popular Party members are implicated.