Break-in at Segolene Royal campaign office

28th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 28, 2007 (AFP) - An aide to French presidential candidate Segolene Royal on Wednesday did not rule out the possibility that a break-in at a Paris campaign office may have been politically-motivated.

PARIS, Feb 28, 2007 (AFP) - An aide to French presidential candidate Segolene Royal on Wednesday did not rule out the possibility that a break-in at a Paris campaign office may have been politically-motivated.

A computer was stolen overnight Monday from the Paris office of one of Royal's advisers, who ran a citizens' committee supporting the Socialist candidate's bid for the presidency, police said.

"Was it a simple break-in or was it part of a dirty tricks campaign, I can't say," said Jack Lang, an adviser to Royal.

Lang said he hoped that police would carry out a full investigation to clarify the circumstances surrounding the break-in.

"We have nothing to fear. We are transparent," said Lang.

"Even if they were to decypher the contents of our friend's computer, they would mostly find ideas, thoughts, projects -- nothing but good things for the country and the candidate."

With less than two months to go before the first round of voting, Royal is locked in a tight race with Nicolas Sarkozy, the current interior minister and candidate of the governing rightwing party. 

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