Nicolas Sarkozy probe may hurt his political comeback: Report

July 2, 2014 6:56 AM

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Nicolas Sarkozy probe may hurt his political comeback: Report

As former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on Wednesday placed under investigation for corruption - he had been called for questioning on Tuesday - questions are being being raised about his political comeback. Sarkozy is the first former president in the country's history to be detained and questioned in police custody. Sarkozy's supporters have criticised the "humiliating detention of a former president", accusing the Socialist government of pushing the case in a bid to hurt his political ambitions.

The former French president was held for questioning for 15 hours over suspicions that he used his influence to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election.

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