Spanish politicians must rule by the book
10 December 2004, MADRID-A new code of conduct for Spanish politicians has been drawn-up by the Socialist government.
10 December 2004
MADRID-A new code of conduct for Spanish politicians has been drawn-up by the Socialist government.
Politicians will not be able to accept presents, must not appear ostentatious, should not be known by special titles just their office, should be dedicated to public service and should be open about what they are doing with the public and the media.
The new 'Code for Good Government' is designed to improve the confidence of the public in their politicians.
Introduced by Spain's minister of public administration, Jordi Sevilla, it comes a day after a poll found most Spaniards believe their politicians were the most corrupt group in Spanish society.
It also comes after the previous Socialist government of Felipe Gonzalez fell in 1996 after a series of high-profile scandals in which it became embroiled.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news