Monday, March 12, 2012

Gaddafi 'contributed €50m to Sarkozy's 2007 presidential election fund'

French president hit by new claims as confidential note suggests ex-Libyan leader helped finance his election campaign, Monday 12 March 2012

"Damaging new claims have emerged about the funding of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign and his links with former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi emerged.

The French investigative website Mediapart claims to have seen a confidential note suggesting Gaddafi contributed up to €50m (£42m) to Sarkozy's election fund five years ago.

Similar allegations emerged a year ago when Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam claimed Libya helped finance the 2007 campaign and demanded the French president, who led the war on the Libyan leader, return the money......"

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