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Sarkozy to file complaint in Gadhafi funding claim

 Socialist presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election Francois Hollande delivers his speech during his electoral meeting at the Ber...
 Socialist presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election Francois Hollande  waves to supporters at the end of his electoral meeting at...
 France's President  and candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy, right, and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are seen as they leave a campaign...

France Presidential Election

Socialist presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election Francois Hollande delivers his speech during his electoral meeting at the Ber...

France Presidential Election

Socialist presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election Francois Hollande waves to supporters at the end of his electoral meeting at...

France Presidential Elections

France's President and candidate for re-election in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy, right, and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are seen as they leave a campaign...

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will file a complaint against a news website that claims to have evidence he was offered campaign financing from late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for his first presidential bid.
Sarkozy denies the allegation, which was first levied by one of Gadhafi's sons last year as France was pressing for international airstrikes against Gadhafi's forces.
On Saturday, Mediapart reported that it had obtained a 2006 document signed by Gadhafi's then-intelligence chief Moussa Koussa with an offer by the regime to spend (EURO)50 million ($66 million) on Sarkozy's campaign.
Sarkozy told French TV on Monday that he would file a complaint before the end of the current campaign.
The French vote on Sunday, and polls predict Sarkozy will lose.


Updated : 2021-01-19 14:50 GMT+08:00