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French ministers face first-ever assets declaration

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French ministers will for the first time on Monday disclose their personal wealth, in a move President Francois Hollande hopes will restore confidence in his scandal-hit Socialist government. 

Jerome Cahuzac's house in Pianottoli-Caldarello, southern Corsica, pictured last week. French ministers will for the first time on Monday disclose their personal wealth, in a move President Francois Hollande hopes will restore confidence in his scandal-hit Socialist government.

With the economy stagnant, unemployment on the rise and the government slashing spending, senior officials admit the move is risky and could create resentment by unmasking several millionaire ministers.

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