Friday, May 20, 2011

Chirac Trial Can Resume

Le procès de Jacques Chirac va pouvoir reprendre

La Cour de cassation a donné son feu vert à la réouverture du procès de l'ancien président français, poursuivi pour des emplois fictifs à la Mairie de Paris. La plus haute juridiction française a rejeté la question prioritaire de constitutionnalité qui tendait à faire déclarer ces faits prescrits.

Lovely. Former French president on trial. Would-have-been future French president on trial. Current French finance minister moves to IMF, possible, while case involving her also moves through the courts. France's low international profile has been raised dramatically, and not in a good way. And let's not forget that the Libyan intervention hasn't worked out all that well. One may have reason to regret the good old days of relative obscurity.

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