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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he ruled out stepping down after opposition leaders called for him to leave office due to a growing scandal over alleged illegal financing of the ruling People's Party.
"I will defend political stability and I will fulfill the mandate given to me by Spanish voters," Rajoy said at a news conference.
He said the scandal would not derail his political reform program.
(Reporting by Andres Gonzalez; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Clare Kane)