French prosecutor opens probe into Emmanuel Macron campaign: legal source | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

French prosecutor opens probe into Emmanuel Macron campaign: legal source

A prosecutor in southeast France has opened a probe into allegations that local authorities in Lyon offered illegal help to Emmanuel Macron during his campaign for the presidency last year, a legal source told AFP.

The investigation was opened after a complaint from right-wing lawmakers in Lyon who alleged last week that city authorities had assisted Macron, who campaigned several times there.

One of his earliest political backers was long-time Lyon mayor Gerard Collomb who was named interior minister after Macron's election victory in May 2017.

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