Two out of the three signatures on a certificate presented on March 21 to justify the Master's Degree in Law held by the First Minister of Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes (PP), are fake, [El Confidencial reported][ec] on Wednesday, citing sources in the department responsible for issuing the document at King Juan Carlos University.

The newspaper said the certificate had been put together that very day in response to El Diario reporting Mrs. Cifuentes' marks were [increased artificially][march] to award her the title without her having passed two key subjects.

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