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.