France's Junior Minister for Budget Jerome Cahuzac attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
French budget minister resigns - president's office
Posted : Tuesday, 19 March 2013 02:13PM
PARIS (Reuters) - French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, targeted in a tax fraud inquiry, has resigned from his post and will be replaced by Europe Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, the president's office said on Tuesday.
French prosecutors earlier opened a formal investigation into allegations that Cahuzac held a secret bank account in Switzerland.
(Reporting By Nicholas Vinocur; editing by Mark John)
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