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Suspected of favoritism, Dussopt “intends to convince the court” of his “good faith”.

Suspected of favoritism, Dussopt “intends to convince the court” of his “good faith”.

Suspected of favoritism, Dussopt “intends to convince the court” of his “good faith”.

Asked about France Inter this Saturday, Labor Minister Olivier Dussaud disputes any suspicion of favoritism. “I don’t care about anything in terms of corruption,” he said in an investigation by the National Financial Attorney’s Office, adding: “I intend to convince the court of my good faith. The politician will be tried from 27 to 30 November in the case of a contract for the management of water resources.

He “retains the confidence of the Prime Minister” Elizabeth Bourne, AFP learned on Friday from the latter’s entourage.

“It weakens him”

The facts go back to 2009, when he was mayor of Annone, a town in the Ardèche. It is believed that he preferred the water treatment group. The case initially began with two lithographs by artist Gérard Garouste (which he later returned) offered in 2017 to an elected official by local manager Saura when a contract was to be awarded between the city. Annonay and this company.

“He has a shitty business,” notes the Parisian’s executive adviser. “This weakens him, they cut the minister from his side. The word favoritism is very harmful. So he will have to last five months, forced to answer questions about it in every interview! And he will not be allowed in the Assembly of the opposition. “They were not deprived of this four months ago when he tried to open debate in the Assembly on the most explosive reform of the five-year term.

Source: Le Parisien

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