Several investigations on the role of consultancies in the 2017 and 2022 elections

Several investigations on the role of consultancies in the 2017 and 2022 elections

Several investigations on the role of consultancies in the 2017 and 2022 elections

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The French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) commented on information from the newspaper the parisian, this Thursday, November 24. At the end of October two judicial investigations were opened, he said, one “on the conditions of intervention of consulting firms in the electoral campaigns of 2017 and 2022”, the other on suspicion of “favouritism” in this file. It is Emmanuel Macron who is in question.

After the preliminary investigation opened on March 31, 2022, ” of the aggravated money laundering charge of aggravated tax evasion against the McKinsey group “, the financial prosecutor Jean-François Bohnert announces the opening of two judicial investigations, on October 20 and 21, in this file.

the first door on the conditions for the intervention of consulting firms in the electoral campaigns of 2017 and 2022 “, and more specifically on the heads, in particular, of “ non-compliant maintenance of campaign accounts and reduction of accounting elements in a campaign account “.

The second piece of information refers to the suspicions of ” favoritism ” Y ” concealment of favoritism » with respect to them; it is the result of various complaints filed by associations and elected officials, specifies the financial prosecutor in a press release published on the PNF’s Twitter account.

During the last presidential elections, on March 16, a Senate report had sparked a heated controversy by analyzing the use of public funds in terms of consulting firms. The opposition had called for an investigation into possible favoritism of the Macronist majority to the benefit of McKinsey.

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This is after a daily article. the parisianentitled ” McKinsey case: Emmanuel Macron under investigation for illegal campaign financing “, that the PNF published its press release on Thursday for “ clarify the situation of the different criminal proceedings started after the Senate report.


In its March 16 report, the Senate investigation commission on the influence of private consulting firms on public policies, under the impetus of the majority communist group CRCE, assured that the contracts between the State and various firms had “ more than double between 2018 and 2021.

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In view: the McKinsey group. According to the Mediapart news site, some members of this American consultancy could have worked for free during Emmanuel Macron’s victorious campaign in 2017, in addition to a possible tax arrangement for McKinsey’s French entities.

In fact, the Senate report concerned that the company, moreover, did not pay any taxes in France between the years 2011 and 2020. The preliminary investigation on March 31 also led to a raid on McKinsey’s French headquarters on May 24. .

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For now, the Presidency of the Republic declined to pronounce on Thursday.

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