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Carla being coy on Sarkozy`s presidential ambition

Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 18:47

Paris: France`s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is being coy about whether her husband will
stand in next year`s presidential election, telling a French
magazine "I don`t know if my husband will run."

The 43-year-old expectant mother also tells Madame Figaro
in a magazine interview to be published this weekend that she
receives a lot of help as Nicolas Sarkozy`s wife, and doesn`t
see why having a baby will keep her from her working.

In comments made available to reporters Thursday, the
former-supermodel-turned-singer said: "I don`t have a hard
life, don`t have to take maternity leave, or take public
transportation at 6 a.m. like 90 per cent of my compatriots."

Italian-born Bruni-Sarkozy is expected to give birth
sometime after October 1. The child will be the first baby
born to a sitting President in modern French history. The
couple have generally kept quiet about the pregnancy.

A spokeswoman for the Elysee Palace said Thursday that
Sarkozy has not recently specified when he will announce his
plans. French political observers widely expect him to seek a
second term.

Sarkozy, who has low ratings in opinion polls, has said
in the past he would decide during "the autumn of 2011"
whether or not to run again.


First Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 18:47

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