March 21, 2017 / 5:21 PM / a year ago

French interior minister resigns over payments to daughters

PARIS (Reuters) - French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux resigned on Tuesday, admitting that he had hired his daughters to do parliamentary work during their summer vacations but denying that he had acted illegally.

FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux visits the territorial direction of local security of Seine-Saint-Denis in Bobigny, near Paris, France, December 22, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

The Elysee presidential office said that Matthias Fekl had been appointed to replace Le Roux.

Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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