Nicolas Sarkozy was held in custody earlier today, a new twist in the long-running “Lybian funding” inquiry that threatens France’s former president. Magistrates are looking for potential evidence of illegal foreign financing of the 2007 presidential campaign.

Le Monde made a clear visual feature to explain this complicated case: readers are introduced to the main characters, then a simple timeline puts everything into context. It was initially published back in 2016 but it’s still a relevant piece of visual journalism.

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