French firebrand leftist leader Mélenchon quizzed over funding


Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, who has led opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, was questioned for several hours at the headquarters of anti-corruption police investigating allegations he used EU funds for European Parliament assistants to pay staff for work carried out in France and irregularities in his 2017 presidential campaign accounts.

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French police have questioned the leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon in connection with two funding investigations after raids on his home and party headquarters this week, reports The Guardian.