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« on: December 12, 2011, 02:30:01 PM »
Former French PM Villepin to run for president

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FILE-In this July 27, 2007 file photo former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin addresses the media after
he appeared before judges at a Paris courthouse. Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, who
gained international renown as France's spokesman against the war in Iraq, has shaken up the presidential
campaign by announcing he'll run as an independent.(AP Photo/Laurent Baheux, file)


December 12, 2011 ~ Associated Press writer Jenny Barchfield contributed to this report.

Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister who gained international renown for speaking out against the war in Iraq, has shaken up France's presidential campaign by announcing he'll run as an independent.

The announcement on French television is likely to complicate life for both the Socialist candidate, Francois Hollande, and President Nicolas Sarkozy, who runs the conservative UMP party that Villepin served under.

By positioning himself as a centrist, Villepin could siphon votes from both candidates, but the move is being seen primarily as a finger in the eye of Sarkozy. The two men are bitter rivals, despite inhabiting the same conservative side of the political spectrum.

Villepin was acquitted in September of charges he took part in a smear campaign against Sarkozy. On Sunday, he criticized Sarkozy for not protecting France's interests at a recent EU summit and imposing several rounds of budget cuts.

With growth slowing and difficult budget cuts likely ahead, both Hollande and Sarkozy have tried to paint themselves as beyond partisanship _ possibly because they fear both established parties will be blamed for France's high debt levels and poor economy.

The election will take place over two rounds in April and May. Sarkozy has not even officially declared his candidacy yet, saying in this time of crisis, he needs to focus on being a leader, not a candidate.

Villepin, too, said his candidacy will eschew party politics and distanced himself Sunday from the UMP.

"I am not for the republic of parties. I don't believe that truth lies on the right, on the left or in the center," he hold TF1 television.

He said France had been humiliated by "the law of the markets, which keep imposing on us more austerity."

He also dismissed a deal forged last week to bind the countries that use the euro closer together, including giving officials in Brussels more oversight over national budgets. Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were the primary authors of the accord.

"We're falling in line behind interests that are not those of France. I think we need more courage than that," he said.

Best known internationally for his impassioned 2003 United Nations speech against the United States' invasion of Iraq, Villepin served as foreign and interior minister under Chirac before being named premier. He left the office when Sarkozy became president in 2007.

UMP members denounced Villepin's decision, saying he risked splitting the party. While Villepin has little chance of winning _ it's still unclear whether he would get all of the mayoral signatures he needs to officially enter the race _ he could play spoiler.

On Monday, another would-be presidential candidate _ Kenza Drider, who wears a face-covering veil _ presented her platform at an improvised press conference in front of a Paris courthouse. Drider rattled off 30 mostly left-leaning proposals _ including capping salaries and devaluing the euro _ as well as her cause celebre, repealing the ban on wearing face-concealing niqabs in public.

Drider, herself wearing a niqab, said she hadn't been able to obtain any mayoral signatures and acknowledged she's very unlikely to get the 500 she needs to run. She urged a change in electoral rules to allow mayors to sign for candidates anonymously.

In the 2002 presidential elections, a plethora of leftist candidates cleared the way for far-right National Front candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen to make it into a runoff with then-President Jacques Chirac, a result that stunned and scared many around Europe.

A National Front candidate, Le Pen's daughter Marine, is also running this year. She held her first campaign meeting Sunday, calling for a negotiated exit from the euro and criticizing her rivals for being too pro-Europe and anti-France.
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 04:27:22 PM »
Dominique de Villepin (Dominique Marie Frani§ois Rene Galouzeau de Villepin) was born on Saturday, November 14, 1953 in Rabat and he is a famous head of state from France.

Life in Brief:

- Being born on Nov 14, Dominique de is a Scorpio.
- his ethnicity: White.
- his mother's name: Yvonne Hetier.
- his father's name: Xavier de Villepin.

He attended the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas.

Dominique de dated Marie-Laure (wife).
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 05:58:31 PM »
He's French, right?
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 08:53:54 PM »
He's French, right?

Yes. Are you implying that he is a Frenchman of the chosen kind as in Khazar?
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 09:32:36 PM »
Former French PM Villepin to run for president
LaRouche used to make off-hand comments about France being the most corrupt country (serving as hand-maiden to City of London).

But still the zio froggies are amazing, leaving nothing to chance.  Always one joo candidate vs another.




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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 09:50:21 PM »
LaRouche used to make off-hand comments about France being the most corrupt country (serving as hand-maiden to City of London).

But still the zio froggies are amazing, leaving nothing to chance.  Always one joo candidate vs another.

Pretty clever, eh! Lets face it (since winning WWII) our halls of power have been occupied by the chosen crowd and a few token gentiles for window dressing.
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.