Madrid regional president finally quits after suspected shoplifting video emerges
The president of the Madrid regional government, Cristina Cifuentes, has finally resigned. She has been facing calls to quit after it emerged she faked her Master Degree. In a statement today (Wednesday 25th April) she announced her decision to spare her colleagues and family any further embarrassment.
Yet, this decision was not in regards to the fake degree scandal of recent weeks, no this was after CCTV footage was leaked of her stealing face cream seven years ago. OKdiario published a leaked video which seems to show Cifuentes emptying her bag in front of a security officer in a Supermarket office, revealing two jars of Olay face cream worth around €40.
Cifuentes made a great play of the personal campaign against her which was inappropriate for the political arena, which does not garner very much sympathy with the people of Spain. If she had resigned when she was discovered to have fraudulently claimed a post graduate degree then she would not have come under such intense scrutiny. Rumours abound that the leak was from Cifuentes’ own