He had done so that there is much suspense confessions to Pierre Péan, echoes of his entourage... , but the exercise remained difficult. Six weeks of the first round of the election, Jacques Chirac intervened in a televised statement of 10 minutes, yesterday evening, to confirm that it would not be presidential candidate, twelve years after having accessed for the first time in the Elysee Palace. "I do not seek your vote for a new term (...)". "In a different way, but with an intact enthusiasm and passion, I will continue to lead the fighting in my life for justice, for the progress for peace, the size of the France", he said, in speaking before a large French flag, the voice tinged with emotion. Unlike its predecessors, only the political situation and the very low chance of being elected prevented it. And to avoid that the cessation is akin to a finding of failure, the President spent a large part of his remarks yesterday in its balance sheet "unemployment is the lowest since a quarter of a century (...).". "The France is his rank," the France said his place in the world", and to declare her"love"of the France. "The France, I love it passionately." I put all my heart, my energy, all my strength to serve... ", he shelled.
Above the small battles
He recalled the major challenges facing the countries in globalization and issued six messages to the presidential candidates: "Never call with extremism", "take the new world to success never sacrifice our social model" (model that Nicolas Sarkozy was at issue there is not so long), "saying the requirement of a Europe-power", "defend tolerance, dialogue."", respect among men and cultures", "Let not widen the gap between the richest and the poorest", "lead the green revolution."
Ranging above small political battles, he did so not wished support Nicolas Sarkozy, his "family" policy, the UMP candidate, indicating that he would do in a second time. Aware that a postponement might be detrimental to the time where François Bayrou, the other candidate of the Republican right, the trailing in the polls, Nicolas Sarkozy was selected in the day to prepare the minds. "I think it should be left to the President of the Republic time to explain its decision", was shown on Canal .
Is this non-soutien comes at the worst time for Nicolas Sarkozy, who barely give a second wind in his campaign. And if, finally, the President of the Republic renounced him adouber even the tip of the lips Doubt, necessarily, be instilled, so that it is a mystery to anyone that the relationship between Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy have always been complicated and that the President has never, so far, wanted to make his "dauphin".
Since a few weeks, the UMP candidate is working his sentence to appear "adoubable." It builds on the Chirac on the two highly sensitive subjects are defence and foreign policy, he has softened its institutional project, and it shows any concern that he get the support of the head of State. "That with his experience he says that seems best suited to run the Affairs of the France, it would have the weight", he said yesterday in "Le Journal du Dimanche. François Bayrou, he also was seen, these days, particularly glowing the President of the Republic.