Keyword: 2012 presidential elections

Former French president Sarkozy set for trial over 2012 campaign

Sarkozy had appealed to Constitutional Council invoking 'double-jeopardy' because he had already been found guilty over election spending.

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over campaign finances

Prosecution claims the former French president "knowingly" went over the €22.5m campaign spending limit in his 2012 election defeat.

Nicolas Sarkozy placed under investigation in campaign funds probe

Judges placed the former president under investigation - one step short of being charged - for 'suspected illegal financing' of his 2012 campaign.