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A retired Chirac finally becomes popular - while new political formations prepare for EU elections

 
 
nimh
 
Reply Mon 20 Apr, 2009 05:41 pm
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Don't speak ill of the retired - Jacques Chirac is finally popular

Jacques Chirac was always a less than wholly embraced President. His terms were plagued by scandals, and his first-round election results were the worst performances by any elected President since 1965. But that was then. Now, Chirac is a retired statesman - and rated the most favourably of 50 top political figures.


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The European elections: road-testing new names in French politics

The headwind French President Sarkozy is experiencing is reflected in opinion polls about the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. They constitute a major test for several new political alliances, as well as for the new Socialist Party leader Martine Aubry. The numbers in perspective.
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