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Top ten: Outrageous French political scandals

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Top ten: Outrageous French political scandals
17:35 CEST+02:00
After the dramatic downfall of Jérôme Cahuzac this week, The Local looks back at some of the juiciest political scandals in French history. Underage ballerinas, African dictators, and sinful cardinals - here are the Top Ten outrageous French political scandals.

Earlier this week, France witnessed one of the most spectacular political scandals in recent memory, when former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac was charged with laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, after admitting he had held a foreign bank account for 20 years.

French public life, however, has a rich history when it comes to corruption, hypocrisy, greed and lust. 

Whether it's a one-armed politician with a thing for teenage ballet-dancers, or an unusually generous African dictator, The Local has gone through the archives to find you ten of the most salacious and serious episodes in French history.


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