PARIS (AP) — The treasurer of Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative party says he will resign at the end of the month, amid pressure from the French president and a scandal involving allegations of illegal campaign financing.
Mr. Woerth was later quoted in the daily Le Figaro as saying he will resign July 30, to allow time to find a successor.
Mr. Woerth is also labor minister and is expected to keep that job.
A former accountant for L’Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt said Ms. Bettencourt gave about $190,000 in cash to Mr. Woerth, as UMP treasurer, during Mr. Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign. Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Woerth deny this.