France's Sarkozy held in custody over campaign inquiry leaks

July 1, 2014 1:31 PM

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France's Sarkozy held in custody over campaign inquiry leaks

NANTERRE France (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held for questioning on Tuesday over suspicions he used his influence to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign.

It was the first time a former French head of state has been held in police custody and is the latest blow to Sarkozy's hopes of a come-back after his 2012 election defeat by Socialist rival Francois Hollande. The conservative politician denies all wrongdoing in a string of investigations involving ...

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