With Jacques Chirac excused from the opening day of his own trial on medical grounds, what place in history will there be for a French president who remains popular but is dogged by decades-old corruption allegations? François Picard's panel reflects on the trouble with trying political leaders.
- Anne-Elisabeth MOUTET. Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
- Ron SOFFER. Lawyer at the Paris and New York Bars;
- Ana NAVARRO PEDRO. Journalist, Visao;
- Alberto ROMAGNOLI. Correspondent, RAI TV.