Sarkozy faces cor­rup­tion charge

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Pros­e­cu­tors have rec­om­mended that French ex-pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Sarkozy stand trial over al­leged il­le­gal cam­paign fi­nanc­ing in a po­ten­tially ma­jor blow to his bid for re-elec­tion next year. The 61-year-old Mr Sarkozy, who was pres­i­dent from 2007-2012, had seen his poll rat­ings rise re­cently af­ter tak­ing a hard line on Is­lam and im­mi­gra­tion fol­low­ing a truck mas­sacre in Nice in July which saw 86 peo­ple killed.

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