French 'polar regions ambassador' Royal probed over use of expenses

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Former socialist presidential election candidate Ségolène Royal, the former partner of François Hollande and who was nominated as France's special ambassador for the Polar Regions by President Emmanuel Macron in 2017, appeared close to being dismissed on Wednesday for her outspoken critism of government policy and after public prosecutors openend a preliminary probe into her alleged misuse of staff and expenses for personal interests.

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French prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into allegations that former French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal used expenses meant for her ambassadorial job to promote her side interests, reports FRANCE 24.