Sarkozy refuses to answer questions at polling fraud trial - BFM

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  • Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is seen as for a hearing in a trial over allegations of misuse of public funds in Elysee's spending of more than 6 million euros on polls during his mandate, at Paris courts, France, November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy refused to answer questions as he appeared as a witness in a trial in which his former aides are accused of misusing public funds on polling contracts, BFM TV reported on Tuesday.

"As President of the Republic, I am not accountable to the court but to the French people," BFM quoted Sarkozy as saying.

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