Sunday, December 7, 2008

Replacing Jouyet

Jean Quatremer offers some speculation on who might replace Jean-Pierre Jouyet as secretary of state for European affairs (Jouyet will become head of the AMF). One possibility is Rama Yade, who seems to have faded from public view in recent months. Another is Bruno Lemaire, now a deputy (for l'Eure), formerly Villepin's chief of staff and the author of an interesting book, Des hommes d'État, which gives, among other things, an insider's view of relations between Villepin and Sarkozy.