France's Sarkozy questioned on suspect political funding

April 1, 2015 1:42 PM

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France's Sarkozy questioned on suspect political funding

PARIS (Reuters) - Doubts over Nicolas Sarkozy's political funding returned to haunt the French ex-president on Wednesday when the prosecutor said investigators had questioned him in an affair that could cloud his chance of a re-election bid in 2017.

The interrogation came days after his center-right UMP party beat the ruling Socialists in local elections, a victory seen as boosting Sarkozy's prospects of running again for president.

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