José María Aznar has resigned as honorary chairman of the Popular Party after 12 years, he announced in a letter posted [on his website]link1.

Writing to the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy—on a trip to New York today to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council—Mr. Aznar said: "I want to communicate to you, via these lines, my decision to resign as honorary chairman of the Popular Party", adding that PP members had "generously" reappointed him to the post five years ago during the 2012 party conference.

A Popular Party spokesman told The Spain Report there was as yet no offici...