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Divorce, French style

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Perry White, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    No thread about this yet? http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSPAB00355520071018

    French president Sarkozy and wife divorce

    President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia have divorced after 11 years of marriage, dealing a severe personal blow to the French leader just six months after he was elected to power.
    "It could have direct consequences on policymaking because of the possible impact it could have on his psychological stability, on his focus. It might make him take decisions which he might not otherwise have taken," said Paul Bacot, politics professor at Lyon's Sciences Po institute.

    However, allies have rallied around the French president and denied the divorce would have any impact on his government.

    "This will be of no political consequence. France is governed and well governed and there is nothing here that will touch on the public life of France," said Pierre Lellouche, a parliamentarian in Sarkozy's ruling UMP party.
    They briefly separated in 2005 and Cecilia moved to New York to be with another man. Sarkozy was visibly shaken by the episode, losing weight and appearing tetchy, leading some to question his ability to govern under duress.

    Previous French leaders have had unconventional love lives, with Socialist President Francois Mitterrand fathering a love child and President Felix Faure died in the arms of a lover in 1899. However, none have ever divorced.

    Here you go, if you're curious: [​IMG]
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  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    There's no such thing as getting a divorce in France! Our wives never had a problem with us taking up mistresses!!
  3. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    during their election there were many photos of the future first lady frolicking topless all over the south of france..........

    Imagine if photos of Hilary topless emerged.....Obama could write his acceptance speach.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    They are watching this story carefully in the HRC war room, I suspect.
  5. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    What is it about French political campaigns that kills marriages? Segolene Royal kicked her hubby to the curb after she lost the election to Sarkozy.
  6. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member


    That is a poorly written -- and edited -- piece by Reuters.
  7. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    In case you were wondering, his ex-wife has spoken out: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/20/world/europe/20france.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

    In 2005, “I met someone, I fell in love, I left,” she confessed, the first time she has publicly spoken of her affair with Richard Attias, an events organizer. After a photo of them studying the layout of a New York apartment appeared on the cover of Paris-Match, the editor lost his job. He later blamed Mr. Sarkozy for arranging for him to be fired.
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