France and Election Campaign Funding

Was the presidential election swayed by the use of illegal funding for campaigns or by outside influence? In the United States the issue is arguable and remains a moot question. Now the issue has become potentially politically explosive in France. We don't need the song to tell us that every moment of the year we love Paris when it sizzles with political scandal. Other countries of course have their own versions of infamous financial and political transgressions, whether in the Congo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, or even the U.S., but none of them can ever reprise those in the French capital where the trees are said to be dressed for spring. The new French issue, concerning Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France, 2007-2012, is the most spectacular scandal since the 1959 Ballet Roses sex affair involving girls, 15 to 17, taking part in "ballet performances" that ended in orgies, attended by Andre Le Troquer, then president of the National...(Read Full Article)