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Sarkozy innocent till proven guilty - Hollande

Paris -

French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy should be seen as innocent until proven guilty after being charged with corruption and influence peddling.

Nicolas Sarkozy. File picture: Lionel Bonaventure. Credit: Reuters

In a cabinet session, Hollande insisted to ministers on “the independence of the judiciary... and the presumption of innocence,” government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said. - Sapa-AFP

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