In tonight's look at the French media: a headache for Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election hopes next year as one his political protégés Rama Yade joins ranks with rival presidential contender Jean-Louis Borloo. Meanwhile, the end-of-school exams or "Bac" kick off with the philosophy paper. Finally, a former Miss France's embarrassing interview on morning TV is picked up by blogs and websites.
Former French junior sports minister Rama Yade was officially nominated as France's permanent ambassador to UNESCO Wednesday. The popular Yade lost her ministerial position during French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Nov. 14 cabinet reshuffle.
Sarkozy’s retirement bill will be unveiled today but the papers are already aware of some details: The Government intends to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 by 2018. This is going to be the major political issue in France in the run-up to the 2012 Presidential election, says Libération with all the political parties and unions taking firm positions. WEDNESDAY, 16th JUNE 2010
Amid mounting international concern over the fate of refugees from neighbouring Burma, French Secretary of State for Human Rights Rama Yade visited a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Yade has been an outspoken critic of the Burmese junta.