Sunday, March 11, 2007

changing the world, one letter at a time it egotistic to think i had something to do with this ;-)
POSTED: 0206 GMT (1006 HKT), March 11, 2007


• NEW: Chirac urges nation to reject "extremism, racism, anti-Semitism...rejection"
• NEW: Far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen calls Chirac departure "a great joy"
• NEW: Chirac says he would have liked to have modernized France more rapidly
Nicolas Sarkozy, Segolene Royal, Francois Bayrou lead contenders for president

PARIS, France (Reuters) -- President Jacques Chirac announced on Sunday he would not seek re-election next month after 45 years in frontline politics and made a final appeal to French voters to shun extremism.

Chirac, 74, has served as head of state since 1995 and leaves behind a checkered record that consists as much of symbolic gestures as concrete policies.

This article is first on this list of "Top Stories" in the Latest News section of CNN international's home-page and was reported among the headlines of World News as I watched this morning.


artate said...

Email from Eric in Paris


Here's an entertaining little Papel take on the ever-entertaining French electoral campaign, with a phenomenal photo of the man who may - or may not - be France's next president...

My other posts on the French elections, for those who are interested, can be found here:

Best, Eric

artate said...