On the night French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his re-election bid in May 2012, he told crestfallen supporters he was quitting politics. About two years on, he’s having trouble keeping his promise.
Woody Allen ’s “Midnight in Paris,” which features a cameo appearance by French first lady Carla Bruni , is the opening movie of the Cannes Film Festival , which starts on May 11, the event’s organizers said today.
The shocking news about the French president’s ill-fated tryst with his mistress spread quickly. While taking a break from the urgent political matters of the day, the head of state literally succumbed to his passion in a salon at the Elysee Palace, suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, and dying in the arms of his lover, who fled half-naked after raising the alarm.
Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat in the French presidential election makes him the first incumbent in more than 30 years to fail to win re-election, and the ninth European leader to be booted out since the region’s debt crisis began.