70 percent of French people say politicians are corrupt
Political crookedness continues to loom over French people with a new poll saying seven out of ten people perceive politicians as corrupt. This is up from 54 per cent three years ago.
But it's not just honesty that carries weight, according to the BVA survey released Friday.
For the majority of the French, competence is more important (38 per cent compared 28 per cent).
While just under 60 per cent of left-leaning French
people cited widespread corruption, two-thirds of the right consider political personalities corrupt.
France's socialist President François Hollande vowed to clean up politics when he was elected and made his ministers sign an anti-corruption pledge.
However, ongoing scandals continue to tarnish French politics.