Begag, a French-born minister of Algerian origin, said he was backing Bayrou because his candidacy brought "diversity" to a campaign largely focused on Sarkozy and the Socialist candidate, Ségolène Royal.
"Diversity belongs to neither the right nor the left," Begag said on France-Info radio. "This divide doesn't work for me, either." (...)
"It's been at least 18 months that I haven't spoken to the interior minister," Begag said, because I dared to tell him "it wasn't good to use words like 'thugs.'"
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