Chirac, Sarkozy and Villepin to present united front

Rough translation of reports at

Submitted by alibi on March 13, 2006

Domenica de Villepin, Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy are from now on like mountaineering comrades. If one is to fall, the two others risk the same fall or, at least, of serious wounds.

The three men met to agree yesterday, Sunday March 12, at around noon, on the way in which they intend to face this dispute against the contract first engages (CPE), before the intervention, that evening, of Mr. de Villepin on TF1: announcing that the contract will be implemented with some minor changes; the UMP [the political party of the right, of Sarkozy, Chirac and De Villepin] must remain united behind the government.