Monday, February 28, 2011

French FM Resigns After Tunisia Scandal

Michele Alliot-Marie stated in a handwritten resignation to President Nicolas Sarkozy that she decided to step down although she had not committed any wrongdoing, AFP reported.

She asked the president to accept her resignation, complaining about the harassment her family suffered from the media for the last two weeks.

There is speculation that she will be replaced by Defense Minister Alain Juppe who had served as France's top diplomat from 1993 to 1995.

Alliot-Marie sparked controversy after she suggested that French riot police could help restore order during the Tunisian 'Jasmine Revolution.'


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