The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) and Podemos have signed a joint petition to parliament demanding the house be recalled from its summer break to discuss the Prime Minister's role in the allegedly fraudulent management of the Popular Party in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Specifically, the two left-wing parties want the Mariano Rajoy to appear "to explain the motives for which he refuses to assume political responsibility for the corruption cases that have appeared in the Popular Party and which have led to him having to testify before the National High Court".

The Spanish Congress's 65...