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French interior minister summoned over jobs for daughters

  • FILE - In this Saturday March 18 2017 file photo, French Interior Minister Bruno le Roux answers reporters at Orly airport, south of Paris. France's prime minister has summoned Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux after a report that he hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday March 18 2017 file photo, French Interior Minister Bruno le Roux answers reporters at Orly airport, south of Paris. France's prime minister has summoned Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux after a report that he hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec.6, 2016 file photo, new French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, waves while newly appointed French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux during a hand over ceremony in Paris. The French financial prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary investigation into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    FILE - In this Dec.6, 2016 file photo, new French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, waves while newly appointed French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux during a hand over ceremony in Paris. The French financial prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary investigation into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • France's Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux gives a press conference, in Bobigny, north of Paris, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The French interior minister has resigned amid investigation into parliamentary jobs he gave his daughters. The French financial prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Tuesday into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    France's Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux gives a press conference, in Bobigny, north of Paris, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The French interior minister has resigned amid investigation into parliamentary jobs he gave his daughters. The French financial prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Tuesday into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

France's prime minister has summoned Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux after a report that he hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs.

Officials in Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve's office say the two are expected to meet Tuesday.

TMC television reported that Le Roux employed his daughters, who were then teenagers, as parliamentary assistants. It is legal in France for politicians to hire family members, but the report suggests the daughters did not perform all of the work.

Le Roux is quoted by TMC as saying his daughters worked for him during school vacations to gain experience. Le Roux's office did not respond to request for comment Tuesday.

In recent weeks, conservative Francois Fillon has seen his presidential chances sink because of parliamentary jobs for his wife and children.