French interior minister resigns over investigation into daughters’ jobs

Mark Ross
By Mark Ross
March 21, 2017Politicsshare

French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday, March 21 after investigators began looking into media reports that he gave jobs to his daughters using public money.

Le Roux said of his resigning, “Today as yesterday and as over the last 20 years, I am proud to say I have respected the role of being a member of parliament and the responsibility that comes with it.

“I reaffirm that I am honest both in my relationships and in my political endeavors.

“But I have a responsibility to protect the government’s work and that’s why today I tendered my resignation to the president.”

Former trade minister Matthias Fekl replaces him.

(Reuters)

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