Saturday, December 30, 2006

Chirac will stay silent

French President Jacques Chirac will stay silent on his wishes concerning the upcoming presidential election when he addresses the nation Sunday night. This leaves open any possibility, from supporting Sarkozy to making a bid himself.

"I always said that I will be determined during the first quarter of the year 2007. The wishes finishing in mid-January, it is probably a little early for me to say what I have the intention to do."

In other news, the Financial Times has an op-ed today with predictions for the coming year. Among them was that UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy will end up winning the election because he in an intuitive politician who most wants to win. Although they concede that he has lost momentum, they say that he is already reworking his message to better attack Royal.

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