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Sarkozy and Gaddafi: The case against France's former president

It's a lot more than yet another campaign finance scandal. The charges brought against France's former president are enough to make you wonder why Nicolas Sarkozy was so keen to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. French magistrates are accusing Sarkozy and associates of bankrolling his winning run for president in 2007 with the colonel's money. What was the deal? Why would France later lead the charge to oust Gaddafi?

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Produced by Charles WENTE, Wassim CORNET, Alessandro XENOS, and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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