As he contemplates the wreckage of his presidency, Jacques Chirac is displaying increasing signs of instability. Perhaps the prospect of prosecution (as president he is immune from indictment for, uh, questionable behavior while mayor of Paris) is proving a little unsettling. In any event, restlessness in the ranks of the French right over the failures of his administration, are increasing. Step forward Nicolas Sarkozy.
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