Having read many negative remarks in England about President Sarkozy, I thought that you might like to consider the alternative. The picture shows Martine Aubry, leader of the French Socialist Party, alongside Ségoléne Royal, in the jacket, who stood against Sarkozy for the presidency. I seem to recall someone in England remarking that she added glamour to the contest.
Martine Aubry was, of course, the minister in the last Socialist government that introduced the near ruinous 35 hour week. It is said that she later claimed not really to have believed in the measure, but was reluctant to rock the boat. Such qualities of leadership are rare: thank goodness. For her part, Ségoléne dropped a number of clangers when overseas, most memorably perhaps when visiting China. She praised the Chinese for the efficiency of their legal system which dealt with cases far more quickly than the French courts. Mmmm!
Perhaps this will help fellow bloggers to understand why I am pleased that Sarkozy won.