French gendarmerie conducted a search at the headquarters of the Renaissance Party, the country’s main political body founded by President Emmanuel Macron. The move comes in connection with an investigation into the McKinsey affair, named after an American consultancy firm that allegedly had illicit ties to the Elysee Palace. The case was revealed during the presidential campaign in March.
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Daily Le Parisien and BFM TV reported that investigators searched the party’s headquarters for archival materials. Regarding the financing of Emmanuel Macron’s 2017 presidential campaign.
Authorities also raided McKinsey’s headquarters. The raids were conducted by judges from the Office of the Procurator Fiscal who were conducting the investigation.
Two investigations were launched in October. First, there are suspicions of irregularities in the financing of Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign. Then there was the party of the French presidential candidate Hide that he uses free advice from McKinsey experts. A second trial must decide Did the Elysee Palace sign multi-million contracts with the company during the coronavirus pandemic?
The President of France recently said this He is not afraid of investigation, and his campaign funds are officially recognized. The Elysée Palace also pledged to limit its use of consultancy firms.
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