Sunday, December 11, 2011

Le Dominique de Villepin Announces Presidential Candidacy

On Sunday night, during an interview on France's TF1 television channel, Dominique de Villepin announced his 2012 candidacy for the President of the French Republic.

Dominique de Villepin was prime minister of France during the years 2005 - 2007. In announcing his candidacy, Mr. Villepin indicated that he would run as an advocate of a unity government.

Also, the London Telegraph is reporting that Mr. Villepin's presidential candidacy is a "surprise blow to Mr. Sarkozy and his UMP Party."  Also, the Telegraph quotes Mr. Villepin as saying, "... France is being humiliated by the law of the markets, this law that imposes austerity."

"Dominique de Villepin candidat à la présidentielle." Le 11 December, 2011: online edition

Lauter, Devorah. "Dominique de Villepin announces bid for 2012 French presidency." The Telegraph 11 December, 2011: online edition

TF1 Television Channel.

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