Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

France's centre-right party saddled with debt

France's centre-right UMP party is €80 million in debt, reports Mediapart. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking to take over the party's leadership in the autumn. Sarkozy is under formal investigation over allegations he accepted illicit funds to finance his two previous presidential campaigns.

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