Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody


Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in police custody where he is to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary says.

Sarkozy, who was president of France from 2007 until 2012, was in police custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities over his 2007 election campaign financing.

According to Le Monde newspaper, the investigation related to alleged Libyan funding.

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