Friday, January 5, 2007

Nicolas Hulot keeps French waiting


French TV star and wildlife expert Nicolas Hulot has said that he will announce whether or not he will be a candidate for the presidency after January 15. Hulot, who enjoys widespread popular support, had previously threatened to run if the current candidates did not sign his ecological pact to protect the environment. Even though most major candidates, including Segolene Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy have signed the pact, it appears that Hulot is not yet ready to get rid of his very powerful bargaining chip: running for president. If he were to run, that could jeopardize the possibiliy of a Royal-Sarkozy runoff.

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