Anti-terrorist judge defeated in election

17th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

VILLENEUVE-SUR-LOT, France, June 17, 2007 (AFP) - Jean-Louis Bruguiere, who for many years was France's leading anti-terrorist judge, failed Sunday in his bid to win a parliamentary seat for the ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).

VILLENEUVE-SUR-LOT, France, June 17, 2007 (AFP) - Jean-Louis Bruguiere, who for many years was France's leading anti-terrorist judge, failed Sunday in his bid to win a parliamentary seat for the ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).

Bruguiere was beaten by the Socialist candidate in a constituency in the Lot-et-Garonne department of southern France.

Seen as close to President Nicolas Sarkozy, Bruguiere left his magistrate's job earlier this year and had hoped to embark on a career in poltics.


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