The Debate

Chirac on trial: former French president in the dock (part 2)

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 first part.

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