Former French President To Face Corruption and Influence-peddling Charges.

Posted on: Wed 25 Nov 2020

Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has gone on trial accused of corruption and influence-peddling, for allegedly trying to bride a magistrate in return for information about an investigation into his party’s finances.

There is a long-running investigation into the right-wing politician, dating back to Mr Sarkozy’s election campaigns and period in office., when he led France from 2007-2012.

Mr Sarkozy denies any wrongdoing, and the trial is set to run until the 10th of December.

Europe correspondent, Ineke Mules, spoke with Breakfast’s Zoe Kounadis to discuss more.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

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