Former French presidential candidate under investigation

Former French presidential candidate under investigation - French prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations that former French presidential candidate Segolene Royal used expenses meant for her ambassadorial job to promote her side interests. Royal, who unsuccessfully stood as the Socialist candidate against Nicolas Sarkozy for the presidency in 2007, has since 2017 worked as an ambassador for the Polar Regions with responsibility for negotiating international agreements. She has an annual expenses budget of 100,000 euros for her mission, as well as three staff members who are paid for by the foreign ministry. The 66-year-old former environment minister, a key figure in left-wing politics, has denied the allegations

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