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Thursday, 17 May 2007

L'Entente Cordiale takes on new meaning

As expected the new French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has appointed François Fillon as Prime Minister. Monsieur Fillon is a Senator from the Sarthe region in north-west France. He and his Welsh wife, Penelope, have been married for twenty-seven years and have five children. Unusually, her sister Jane is also married to M. Fillon's brother Pierre, an eye surgeon.

François Fillon is apparently considered a 'moderate conservative' in French politics and is said to possess great conciliatory skills, which will undoubtedly be of great value if Président Sarkozy is to push through the economic reform policies France so badly needs.

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