Latest update: 05/04/2013
- François Hollande - French politics - government - Jean-Marc Ayrault - Socialist Party (France) - tax evasion - UMP
Tax fraud scandal: a political firestorm
If you have read the news about France in the last few days, you must have become familiar with a name: Jérôme Cahuzac. Until a couple of weeks ago, he was France's budget minister and a rising political star. Now, he has resigned from the government because of undeclared offshore bank accounts, and has been ostracized by his own camp. But he is not the only victim. The scandal is now undermining President Hollande himself.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Bruno Cautrès, Researcher, CNRS;
- Celestine Bohlen, Freelance Journalist;
- Philippe Moreau Chevrolet, Columnist, Le Nouvel Observateur; Founder of MCBG Conseil.
Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo