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.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said he was a guest of the Egyptian government during the New Year’s holiday, making the disclosure as Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie fends off calls to resign for accepting a flight from a Tunisian businessman.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon marked the fourth anniversary of Nicolas Sarkozy ’s election as president with an attack on the opposition Socialists a year before elections that polls show the incumbent would lose.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon began meetings with Jewish and Muslim leaders today to diffuse a dispute about religious dietary codes that has threatened to dominate France’s presidential elections.