epa06003702 French Justice Minister Francois Bayrou delivers a speech during a press conference to announce his new law bill to established more ethics into politics in Paris, France, 01 June 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

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French Justice Minister François Bayrou on Thursday presented plans he said were aimed at bringing back ethics into French politics, including a ban on MPs hiring family members as their assistants, local media reported.
Bayrou said the bill would restore confidence in the political class.
The one-time favorite for the French presidency, the conservative François Fillon, saw his campaigned derailed by a number of scandals, the main one being that he hired family members to carry out little or no work.
Such events have “shattered and fractured the confidence our citizens should have in their representatives,” Bayrou said.
Under the bill, ministers would also be banned from also having seats on local authorities and politicians could not stand for reelection to the same position more than once. …
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