The Debate

Chirac on trial: former French president in the dock

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.

Watch the second part.

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