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Setback for Investigation into Chirac Graft Allegations

secretary general of Chirac's Gaullist RPR party, said the decision proved the case "did not merit ... that developers paid kick-backs to political parties, including Chirac's RPR, in exchange for lucrative ... links between kick-backs on public works contracts, party financing and Chirac.  But the decision ...

18/05/2010 - 17:50 - comment 0

French Prosecutor Says Chirac could Testify in Air Fares Case

suspicions the money may have come from illegal commissions paid to his RPR party.  Chirac's office refused to comment Dintilhac's report, but a senior member of his party attacked what he described ... of Chirac's Gaullist RPR said.  Under French law an "assisted witness" is an intermediary stage ...

18/05/2010 - 19:19 - comment 0

Socialists Set for Historic Victory in Paris Municipal Poll

Jacques Chirac's Gaullist RPR party, which has controlled the powerful post for nearly a quarter ... as mayor in 1997 but was later disowned by the RPR because of a series of corruption scandals.  Tiberi ...

18/05/2010 - 19:43 - comment 0

French Parliament to Vote on Reversing Electoral Calendar

But in a television interview last Thursday Chirac confirmed that despite leading the so-called Gaullist RPR party ... Green and Communist party allies have said they will oppose the change.  On the other hand, a section of the Union for French Democracy (UDF) party -- of the center-right opposition -- is set to vote ...

19/05/2010 - 10:04 - comment 0

French Socialists Present United Front at Pre-Election Congress

percent for the Greens and 34 percent for Chirac's RPR.   Party Secretary Francois Hollande, who ... France's ruling Socialist Party (PS) opened its ... France's ruling Socialist Party (PS) opened its three-yearly national congress Friday, promising to inject ...

19/05/2010 - 10:12 - comment 0

Qatar launches visas on-line

platform for the Government of Qatar. This service includes the Resident Permit Renewal (RPR), provided by the Department of Immigration and Passport of the Ministry of Interior. The new electronic RPR channel enables ... staff resident permits electronically through an Extranet.     The three main parties ...

15/08/2010 - 12:46 - comment 0

Major Political Scandal Brewing, Chirac Wants Enquiry over Missing Video

The affair centers on the confession of a late party fixer in Chirac's RPR Jean-Claude Mery who in 1996, ... a videotape implicating him in illegal party funding came to be in the hands of the former Socialist finance ... that channeled millions of francs into party coffers in the 1980s.  In the tape, transcripts of which were ...

19/05/2010 - 10:57 - comment 0

Socialists Under Fire after New Twist in Chirac Video Scandal

of a late party fixer in Chirac's RPR, Jean-Claude Mery, who in 1996, while facing charges ... a videotape implicating him in illegal party funding came to be in the hands of former Socialist finance ... into party coffers in the 1980s.  In the tape, transcripts of which were published in Le Monde newspaper ...

19/05/2010 - 10:57 - comment 0

Deputy: France to Push for Liberation of Moroccans Held in West Sahara

of French deputies from the Rally for the Republic (RPR) party, said: "This is a situation, which must ...

19/05/2010 - 10:09 - comment 0

Mitterrand Affair: Fugitive Businessman Declares his Innocence in Israel

Gaydamak paints the arms dealing affair as part of the struggle for power between Gaullist French President ... of the Socialist party.  He also called the attacks on his character as "aimed at a Jew and Russian who ...

19/05/2010 - 10:00 - comment 0