Latest update: 19/12/2011
- Dominique de Villepin - French politics - Marine Le Pen - Nicolas Sarkozy - purchasing power - UMP
Dominique de Villepin: the man who would be president
Dominique de Villepin, the suave and sophisticated former PM, is now yet another presidential wannabe. He has the charisma, but does he have the votes? His bid means many of President Sarkozy's allies fear a splintering of right-wing votes. Also, we travel to Nîmes to find out how previous presidential promises to protect purchasing power have proved to be ineffective.
Programme prepared by Lise Barcellini, Luke Brown, Narimène Laouadi, Gary Schimmel-Bauer and Nathalie Tourret.