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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-01-30

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, has written the preface to a book by a leading member of France’s far-right National Front party, Le Figaro reported Thursday.

The book, due out in stores in March, is written by the party vice-president Louis Aliot, who is also the partner of the party’s leader, Marine Le Pen.

The book’s French title translates as “The French Presidents and Europe” and gives an historical account of how the country's leaders have gradually abandoned the idea of French sovereignty.

According to French daily Le Figaro, which got hold of an exclusive copy of the book, Boutros-Ghali writes "although we do not necessarily share the political views of the author”, Aliot “demonstrates scientific rigour” by combining his knowledge of constitutional rights with history and political science.

“This book allows everyone to have an understanding of the European issue, its construction, its progress and difficulties,” he writes.

Boutros-Ghali served as the UN’s sixth Secretary-General between 1992 and 1996.

Date created : 2014-01-30

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