Gadhafi gave to Sarkozy's 2007 campaign

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    Report: Gadhafi gave to Sarkozy's 2007 campaign - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- The campaign of French presidential front-runner Francois Hollande called for a criminal investigation into President Nicolas Sarkozy after a media report Saturday accused the president of taking 50 million euros ($66.3 million) for his 2007 campaign from then-Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi.
    Mediapart, a French online magazine, claimed in its report to have a Gadhafi government document, detailing an agreement to fund the campaign. The alleged document, dated December 10, 2006, states that then-Libyan intelligence chief Moussa Koussa authorized secret payments to Sarkozy through an intermediary, Mediapart reports.
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    Sarkozy rocked by evidence of Gaddafi gift - World - NZ Herald News


    Nicolas Sarkozy's dwindling hopes of being re-elected to the French presidency were last night rocked by new evidence that Colonel Gaddafi donated NZ $83 million to the campaign that brought him to power.

    French law bans candidates from receiving cash payments above NZ $12,450, but a news website claimed that the massive donation was laundered through bank accounts in Panama and Switzerland.

    Mr Sarkozy is now under huge pressure to explain himself in the light of what his opponents called compelling evidence.

    A document made public in Paris is said to show that the French leader and the former Libyan dictator made an illegal financial deal that propelled Mr Sarkozy to power in 2007.

    Written in Arabic and signed by Mussa Kussa, Gaddafi s intelligence chief, in 2006, it refers to an agreement in principle to support the campaign for the candidate for the presidential elections, Nicolas Sarkozy, for a sum equivalent to 50 million.
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