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Majority of French favour reshuffle after tax scandal: Poll

Published on Apr 7, 2013 6:56 PM
 
Nearly two-thirds of French people are in favour of a government reshuffle following a tax fraud scandal that has rocked the administration of President Francois Hollande (above), a survey showed on Sunday, April 7, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Nearly two-thirds of French people are in favour of a government reshuffle following a tax fraud scandal that has rocked the administration of President Francois Hollande, a survey showed on Sunday.

Critics have rounded on Mr Hollande - already in the doldrums in opinion polls - over the scandal in which ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac faces charges of tax fraud after he admitted owning an undeclared foreign bank account containing some 600,000 euros (S$970,366).

Three in five respondents to a poll conducted for the Journal du Dimanche newspaper said they said they were in favour of a government reshuffle soon over the "Cahuzac affair".

A majority of the more than 1,000 respondents also said the scandal had had a negative impact on Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, his government and on Hollande himself.

 
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