French Economy Minister Says Politicians Should Avoid Commenting on Sarkozy’s Sentence

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Political figures, particularly these in workplace, ought to chorus from any public feedback relating to the choice of a Paris court docket to imprison ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in a corruption and influence-peddling case, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire mentioned in an interview revealed by the Politico newspaper on Thursday.

“It seems essential to me that politicians, especially politicians in office, do not comment on court decisions,” Le Maire mentioned.

The minister added that he had a telephone dialog with Sarkozy after the sentence was introduced, however didn’t make any public feedback on the matter as a result of his perception  “within the separation of powers. ” Notably, Le Maire served because the nation’s Agriculture Minister within the Sarkozy’s authorities in 2009-2012.

Following Sarkozy’s conviction, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin grew to become the one authorities official to publicly specific assist to the ex-president.

A Paris court docket on Monday dominated that Sarkozy was responsible of corruption, and sentenced him to a few years in jail, two of which have been suspended, for allegedly attempting to influence-peddle a French choose into giving him data on a inquiry into illicit funding of his 2007 presidential marketing campaign.

This makes Sarkozy the primary former French president to obtain an actual jail time period. Sarkozy’s lawyer Thierry Herzog and a former high-ranking official of the Court of Cassation Gilbert Azibert have been additionally discovered responsible of corruption within the case.


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