Friday, January 12, 2007

Alliot-Marie decides whether to run

Today is the day. After months of hinting that she would run, and leaving the UMP primary race only to keep an independent candidacy a possibity, Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie will announce today whether or not she is a candidate for president. At 4pm today Alliot-Marie will be meeting with soon to be UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Several hours later she will appear on "France 2" with her announcement.

If she chooses not to run, one more wildcard will be removed from the election, leaving only the tantilizing possibilities of a Chirac, Villepin, or Hulot run. If she does choose to run, Alliot-Marie may very well destroy the presidential dreams of Nicolas Sarkozy.

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