Europe 1 with AFP / Photo credit: XOSE BOUZAS / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP 16:58 p.m., December 03, 2023In an interview published on Sunday by the daily "Le Parisien", the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, said that he did not put himself in the "perspective" of a possible conviction for favouritism. The latter could raise the question of whether it should remain in government.
In an interview published on Sunday by the daily Le Parisien, the Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, said he was not putting himself in the "perspective" of a possible conviction for favouritism which could raise the question of whether he should remain in the government.
"I ask for the acquittal"
"I don't see myself in that perspective. A trial is an experience I wouldn't wish on anyone. But it also allowed me to answer point by point the accusations and questions," he replied to the question of a possible resignation in the event of a conviction. "I'm asking for the acquittal, that's the perspective I'm looking at," he added.
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A 15-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 000,2009 euros were demanded on Wednesday against the Minister of Labour, who is on trial for suspicions of favouritism in a public water supply contract in 17, when he was mayor of Annonay (Ardèche). The Paris Criminal Court will issue its decision on <> January. "Ministers or politicians are litigants like any other," said Olivier Dussopt, while the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, has also just been tried for illegal acquisition of interests, and acquitted, by the Court of Justice of the Republic.