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Marine Le Pen hit by shock probe into 2022 presidential campaign funding

www.politico.eu Marine Le Pen hit by shock probe into 2022 presidential campaign funding

France’s far-right chief faces corruption investigation.

Marine Le Pen hit by shock probe into 2022 presidential campaign funding

France’s far-right chief faces corruption investigation.

The Paris prosecutors’ office opened an investigation into the campaign financing of far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid in 2022.

The probe, which follows a preliminary inquiry, was opened last week over suspicions of embezzlement, forgery, fraud and a candidate on an election campaign accepting a loan, the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed to POLITICO.

In 2022, Le Pen — then making her third attempt to win the French presidency as National Rally leader — got 41 percent of the vote in the second round, losing to incumbent President Emmanuel Macron.

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