Investigation into the role of consulting firms: Raquel Garrido denounces a "french oligarchy"

While the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that it was investigating the intervention of consulting firms in the 2017 and 2022 campaigns, the rebellious MP deplored a political system that “stripped the state”.

Invited to BFMTV this Thursday evening, Raquel Garrido spoke about the opening at the end of October – and confirmed on Thursday – of two judicial inquiries by the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) relating to the role of consulting firms in the 2017 election campaigns and 2022.

Based on a report by the Senate Inquiry Committee dated March 16 which assured that the contracts concluded between the State and the cabinets had “more than doubled” between 2018 and 2021, for a record amount of more than 1 billion euros in 2021, Raquel Garrido criticized French politics and those in power.

“Power and wealth are in the hands of few people,” lamented the member for Seine-Saint-Denis.

She continued: “These French oligarchs have stripped the state, removing civil servants and depriving administrations of meaning, to give tasks to cabinets which have produced things of the order of ‘bullshit’.”

the Parisian said Thursday that justice was investigating the financing of Emmanuel Macron’s campaigns, but this was not confirmed by the PNF, which did not name any candidate in its press release.

Raquel Garrido still asked that “someone be responsible” for an “effectively shady and politically unacceptable misuse of public money”.

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