France: Adieu, Chirac

Photo by amaah
Photo by amaah

Yesterday, May 15th, Jacques Chirac—President of France for the last 12 years—gave his last address to the nation. He then ceded the Elysée Palace to France’s next President, Nicolas Sarkozy, who won the May 6th election against Ségolène Royal with 53% of the vote.

A France without Chirac is going to take some getting used to, but we suppose that after almost 40 years in politics good old Jacques probably deserves some R&R.

Where, we wonder, will he take his first holiday?

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