French PM to meet interior minister over daughters parliament summer jobs

by Reuters
Monday, 20 March 2017 23:32 GMT

PARIS, March 21 (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve will meet Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux on Tuesday over accusations he employed his daughters for summer jobs while he was a member of parliament, a source in the prime ministers's office said.

The employment of family members by politicians has become a hot-button issues in the French presidential election after conservative candidate Francois Fillon became embroiled in a scandal over his employing his wife as his parliamentary assistant.

A report by satirical show Quotidien said on Monday that Le Roux employed his two daughters several times as parliamentary assistants during their school breaks. (Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Bate Felix; editing by Michel rose)

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