Perhaps feeling his own growing isolation, or perhaps enamored by Nicolas Sarkozy's stirring slogan, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has appeared to be moving toward a position of support of the new UMP candidate.
"In his speech Sunday, Nicolas Sarkozy presented a true vision for France (...) On the bottom, many things were clarified. We have a more precise definition of things than that which we had on Saturday. (...) In the weeks to come, I will have in heart...in a spirit of gathering...the unit is the condition of the victory."
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