Argentina prosecutors seek jail for de la Rua

Prosecutors in Argentina have asked for a six-year prison term for former president Fernando de la Rua.

He has been accused of paying some $5m (£3m) to a group of senators for them to vote in favour of a controversial labour reform bill in 2000.

Five former opposition senators are also facing six-year prison sentences over the scandal.

Mr de la Rua, 76, denies all the charges and says the accusations against him are politically motivated.

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