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Female politicians attack 'impunity'

Female members of President Nicolas Sarkozy's party accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Socialist entourage of a "guilty silence", arguing that more should have been done to curb the fallen presidential hopeful's behaviour towards women.

Mr Strauss-Kahn is supported by many of his old Socialist allies.

But Mr Sarkozy's party colleague Brigitte Bareges, said "he has benefited from a certain impunity" due to his colleagues' backing.

Irish Independent