BBC英语新闻:前法国总统因竞选资金超支接受调查

来源:普特英语听力 2019-01-23
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Former French president Nicola Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for alleged campaign funding irregularities. The former head of state was questioned by examining magistrates in Paris about excess spending. It is an unsuccessful bid for reelection in 2012. His campaign costs were more than twice the legal limit. Mr. Sarkozy has repeatedly denied knowledge over the overspending

 
Ukraine's embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk survived a parliamentary no confidence vote in his government only hours after the President asked him to stand down. Despite criticizing the government's record, only 194 MPs voted in support of the no confidence motion, which were short of the 226 votes required for its approval.
 
Key Points

1.irregularities n.不规则, 不平整, 不整齐,不规则的事物

2.magistrates n.地方法官,治安官

3.embattle v.布阵, 列阵, 严阵以待, 整军备战 

前法国总统尼古拉斯.萨科齐因被指控违规使用竞选资金而被正式调查。这位前国家元首在巴黎接受法官针对超额开支的审问。萨科齐在2012年的竞选中未能成功连任,但他的竞选开支超出法定限额的两倍。萨科齐已反复表示其对竞选经费超支不知情。

 
四面楚歌的乌克兰总理阿尔塞·雅琴尼克被总统要求下台的数小时后,通过议会不信任投票得以逃过一劫。尽管批评政府仅有194名议员投票支持不信任投票的记录,仍距离通过有226票的差距。



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