French Minister of Justice Rashida Dati (pictured) has come under fire for what some felt were flippant responses to questions posed by members of her own party at a convention Wednesday on the European Union.
What will remain of Rachida Dati, the glamourous French justice minister? As Dati is about to leave the government, Melissa Bell interviews Christian Makarian (L'Express) and Bruno Jeanbart (OpinionWay) about Dati's actions.
In this edition: the Cassez case under scrutiny after Sarkozy's visit to Mexico; strikes spread across France's overseas territories; 'Le Petit Nicolas' celebrates half a century; what's next for Rachida Dati?
France's Justice Minister Rachida Dati, recently famous for her unwed childbirth, is to run in European elections in June and will therefore leave her cabinet post in France, according to the ruling UMP party.
Justice Minister Rachida Dati has been a hot topic of discussion of late in the French media. The 43-year-old single mother returned to work just five days after the Caesarian birth of her first child, a girl.
In this edition of our weekly show: controversy surrounds plans to send 12-year-old criminals to jail; the government unveils a stimulus package to boost car sales; and the Baclofène pill promises to curb alcohol addiction.
French Justice Minister Rachida Dati confirmed Wednesday that she was pregnant, but refused to reveal the father's identity. Amid media speculation, former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar denied being the one.