President François Hollande is under growing political pressure after the shock confession by former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac that he does indeed have an undisclosed foreign bank account.
Politicians from the Right but also some allies are openly asking whether President Hollande and his prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault allowed the budget minister to stay in office for three months despite themselves having serious doubts about Cahuzac's denials over Mediapart's revelations that he had a Swiss bank account.
Both the president and the prime minister, who were assured by Cahuzac that he was innocent, gave their then budget minister their full backing following those revelations at the beginning of last December. Even after the budget minister's resignation last month in the face of a full-blown investigation into the affair, Ayrault showed his support, telling ...
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