French minister François de Rugy quits after revelations about lifestyle and expenses

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French environment minister François de Rugy, an outspoken campaigner for greater transparency in public office, resigned from the government on Tuesday July 16th following a string of revelations about his lifestyle at public expense and as Mediapart was preparing to publish new disclosures. On Monday Mediapart sent a number of questions to de Rugy, in particular about how he used his expenses as a Member of Parliament to pay his party subscription when he was a member of the green Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) party.