Mon 20 Apr, 2009 05:41 pm
Bit of a mashup, this thread:
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.
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.