The First Minister of Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes (PP), announced her resignation on Wednesday morning during an unscheduled press conference, after an online newspaper, OK Diario, [published CCTV camera footage][2] of her being detained and searched by store security guards after stealing two pots of cosmetic cream in 2011.

Mrs. Cifuentes said she had been "spied" on and that the publication of the compromising footage "had broken through all the red lines" in politics.

"[Someone] already tried to blackmail me with this same video a couple of years ago, and I told the police about it", she said.

OK Diario reported she had stolen two tubs of Olay anti-ageing cream and that she had been detained for 45 minutes on May 4, 2011.

She characterised the incident in the Eroski hyperm...

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