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[Édito] Sarkozy to leave or double – France


Jacques Chirac’s state of health declining at the end of his second term, the former President escaped the “business” which had caught up with him, from low-rent housing in the city of Paris to the astronomical “food costs” of the Hotel. city. Nicolas Sarkozy, for his part, is hit hard by two successive prison sentences: a first. In the Bismuth case, he is accused of trading in influence on a magistrate; in the Bygmalion case, named after the company that ran the 2012 presidential campaign, for ignoring the legal spending limit.

Sarkozy, who did not measure his efforts and readily claimed “to have given everything”, did not do things by halves. As much one can wonder about the severity of the judgment in the Bismuth case, the offense not having been constituted.

“The fact remains that Nicolas Sarkozy always attentively follows the pangs of a right deprived of champion and of which he remains the godfather”.

As much the fact of having doubled the authorized ceiling for his re-election campaign, by gigantic meetings and lavish spending, could not be ignored. The absence of limits and the flippancy of the former President passing on to his collaborators, Alain Juppé having had, in similar circumstances, more class, should be sanctioned. An era marked by impunity is coming to an end of which François Fillon’s explosion in flight was an episode. The fact remains that Nicolas Sarkozy always attentively follows the pangs of a private right of champion and of which he remains the godfather. By publishing a book on French culture, he takes the opportunity to pass messages with the air of not touching it. Despite the skepticism that prevails over his possible return, homo politicus has not given up anything, following the example of Silvio Berlusconi, always ready to play justice.