Spanish health minister quits after being named in graft scandal

Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato resigned on Wednesday after being linked to a massive corruption scandal involving an alleged kickback scheme at the heart of the Spanish prime minister`s conservative Popular Party.

AFP| Updated: Nov 27, 2014, 01:21 AM IST

Madrid: Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato resigned on Wednesday after being linked to a massive corruption scandal involving an alleged kickback scheme at the heart of the Spanish prime minister`s conservative Popular Party.

"I have decided to present my resignation," Mato said in a statement, adding that she was stepping down for the good of the government and the ruling Popular party.