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Pierre Egea: "Sarkozy forced to testify: is it reasonable?"


TRIBUNE - By forcing the former head of state to appear as a witness in the Elysee polls case, the court is undertaking to reduce presidential immunity, deplores the professor at Toulouse-I Capitole University , Attorneys.

A few days after being sentenced at first instance by the Paris Criminal Court to the heaviest sentence that could be pronounced for facts of campaign accounts overrun, the same court, in another trial formation, ordered that Nicolas Sarkozy be brought before him by the police on November 2, so that he can be heard as a witness in the Elysee polls affair.

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If one did not believe so firmly in the unfailing objectivity and impartiality of judicial judges, one would be inclined to interpret this painful sequence as the expression of a form of harassment.

At the very least, it testifies to the desire of the judicial institution to reduce, as much as possible, the sphere of immunity which protects the President of the Republic.

The case which involves the closest advisers of Nicolas Sarkozy at the time of his presidency concerns the orders of polls in more and more important number

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Source: lefigaro

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