Left wing party Podemos' leader Pablo Iglesias speaks with journalists during the constitution of the Congress, at the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid on January 13, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU
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Spain's conservative Popular Party Thursday demanded explanations from far-left party Podemos after media reports that police had opened an investigation into alleged illegal party financing from Iran.Conservative daily newspaper ABC and online news site El Confidencial reported that police were probing payments allegedly made to Iglesias for his work presenting "Fort Apache," a program broadcast by Iran's Hispan TV.Police are investigating whether this money was used to illegally finance Podemos, which Iglesias founded just two years ago, the paper said. A police spokesman said he could not confirm nor deny the media reports.
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