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French anti-corruption fighters accused Macron of illegal campaign

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Representatives of The Republican anti-corruption front said they are filing a petition to the Prosecutor’s office of Paris for a full investigation of the accounts of the election campaign of President Emmanuel Macron. 

Several French media outlets have published reports according to which macron received huge discounts from the owners of the halls in which the events were held during the election campaign, as well as from service providers during last year’s presidential race.

“During the investigation it became clear that discounts have reached 75 percent,” said the Republican front in the fight against corruption (Fricc) , whose members accuse the campaign of the Macron in “illegal financing,” reports AFP.

The Front stated that under French law, no more than 15-20 per cent of discounts are allowed during election campaigns. The representative of the French authorities, Francois Logero, said that her auditors had not found any “violations” in the accounts of Macron’s campaign.

But mactron’s critics captured the revelations, given his emphasis on public honesty and accountability during his campaign.

Recall that the chief of staff of Macron Alexis Collier is suspected of a conflict of interest in connection with its relations with the Swiss-Italian transport giant MSC. As a high-ranking official on the eve of the election of Macron, Kohler worked closely on issues related to the shipyards STX France, it is this company that MSC is a major client.

The MSC was founded by Collier’s mother’s cousins, and Collier himself joined the company as CFO in 2016, continuing to work as a consultant during Macron’s election campaign.