Sarkozy faces French amid scandal tied to heiress

July 12, 2010 11:50

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy was set to appear on national television Monday evening amid a scandal involving the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune that has rocked his government.

The affair has helped diminish Sarkozy's already low popularity, with barely a quarter of the population approving of his governance.The multi-faceted scandal includes accusations by a former accountant for L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt that she gave cash illegally to Sarkozy's presidential election campaign.

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