Revealed: former environment minister's fondness for ministerial cars

François de Rugy, the environment minister and number two in the government who quit on Tuesday July 16th after revelations about his lifestyle and use of public money, employed ministerial chauffeur-driven cars for his own personal use, Mediapart can reveal. Several former government ministers have raised questions over de Rugy's apparently excessive use of such vehicles. Michel Deléan, Michaël Hajdenberg, Antton Rouget and Marine Turchi report.

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The former environment minister and government number two François de Rugy, who resigned on Tuesday July 16th, made regular and apparently excessive use of chauffeur-driven ministerial cars, according to Mediapart's information.