French defence minister Sylvie​ Goulard announces resignation

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

Paris: French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron`s party.

Goulard, who was previously a member of the European Parliament, said she could not remain in the government while there was a possibility that she could be investigated over alleged misuse of expenses at the parliament.