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Environmentalist, TV star Hulot to run for president

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Latest update : 2011-04-13

Seasoned environmental campaigner and TV personality Nicolas Hulot has thrown his hat into the ring for next year’s French presidential race.

AP - Nicolas Hulot, a prominent campaigner for environmental causes, said Wednesday: “I feel my responsibility now is to pass to a new stage. I therefore have decided to be a candidate for the presidential election.”

Conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy has not yet said whether he will run in 2012, though he is widely believed to want a second term. His approval ratings are very low.

Former Socialist Party chief Francois Hollande said last week he wants to seek the presidency.

Other Socialists could also seek their party’s endorsement, and other environmental figures and far right leader Marine Le Pen are also expected to seek the job.

 

Date created : 2011-04-13

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