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.
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.
French President Francois Hollande, bogged down by revelations of an affair with an actress, must keep his country focused on the economy rather than on his personal life, pollsters and political analysts said.
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.