French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will sue the Mediapart Internet portal, which made public a document in March whereby the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi allocated 50 million dollars for Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election race.
The document points out specifically that the talks on funding the Sarkozy race were conducted by Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, and a certain ZT, who, Mediapartwrites, is a French businessman of Lebanese origin, Ziad Takieddine.
Saif al-Islam demanded a year ago that the French President should give the money back.
The political scandal has started spiralling up at a time when less than a week is to go before the French presidential election run-off.
On May 6th, the French will cast their ballots for the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande of the Socialist Party.
Following the first round, Sarkozy is 1.5% behind Hollande, who polled 28.63% of the vote.