Head of Chile right-wing party resigns amid campaign finance scandal

March 11, 2015 8:37 PM

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The head of Chile's right-wing UDI party, a bastion of support for late dictator Augusto Pinochet, resigned on Wednesday, becoming the first political casualty of a campaign finance scandal that has left Chileans feeling betrayed.

Charges of bribery and tax evasion were formally pressed a week ago against the owners of financial firm Banco Penta, in a probe that has sucked in business leaders and politicians alike.

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