Mediapart’s revelations that French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac held for many years a secret Swiss bank account has met with either hostile reaction or embarrassed silence from a number of his colleagues in the Socialist Party. While it is inflexible and demanding in its approach to scandals involving the Right, the Left has often demonstrated an unwillingness to face up to those other scandals in its own midst, argues Mediapart legal affairs specialist Michel Deléan, who catalogues here a (non-exhaustive) history of scams that have undermined previous socialist governments.
When the French Left has been elected to power, it has given the impression, occasionally, that it believes political changeover comes with a licence that frees it from enacting a number of its campaign pledges. As if by removing the Right from the power it ...
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