French defence minister Sylvie Goulard announces resignation

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation today over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Published: 20th June 2017 02:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2017 02:29 PM   |  A+A-

Former France's Defense Minister Sylvie Goulard talks with advisors prior to welcoming her Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley in Paris, Thursday, June 8, 2017. (File | AP Photo)

By AFP

PARIS: French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation today over a fake jobs
scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Goulard, who was previously a member of the European Parliament, said she could not remain in the government while there was a possibility that she could be investigated over alleged misuse of expenses at the parliament.

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