In 1973, the Minister of Finance, future president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, was offered two diamonds from the Emperor of the Central African Empire Bokassa I. The affair was revealed by satiric newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné on October 10, 1979, towards the end of Giscard's presidency.
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- Dowell, William (18 November 1980). "Le Monde raises government hackles with diamond scandal questions". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 28 February 2012.