France

Interior Minister goes over family employment revelations


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France’s Minister of the Interior Bruno Le Roux has been forced to resign his portfolio just two months before a general election. Le Roux is under investigation following allegations that he paid his daughters around Euros 55,000 as parliamentary aides whilst they were still at school.

Matthias Fekl has been named as the new Interior Minister and was sworn in at 8.30 a.m. today.

The revelations follow on from the ongoing investigation into François Fillon, the centre-right The Republicans (LR) candidate in the presidential election, who is alleged to have paid his wife large sums of money to act as his parliamentary assistant, but without proof that she completed any substantial work.

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