French opposition MPs seek to impeach President Hollande – BBC News

Dozens of French MPs launch an attempt to impeach the country’s president, Francois Hollande.

The conservative deputies allege that the Socialist president disclosed classified information to journalists, published in a book recently. The MPs have sent the motion to the government.

Pierre Lellouche, who began the process, said Mr Hollande had “seriously violated defence secrecy”.

However, the impeachment attempt faces a number of difficult hurdles.

The motion was signed by 79 deputies from the Republicans party. But 152 support the measure, the party told the AFP news agency.

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