"Not, it is not true, it is calumny, they are lies, I contradict formally, as contradicted the persons in charge for the police force of the French Republic. (...)
I have been Minister of Interior Department since 2002, there has never been some scandal there that this is...all this, each one understands it well, it is to make a diversion, because the socialist candidate is (faring) very badly after a certain number of declarations. It is necessary to make a smoke screen."
For the election's sake, this will hopefully turn out false, because if the one serious right-wing challenger turns out to be a semi-crook, you can bet that Royal won't have to answer any substantive questions before elected.
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