The Élysée palace soap opera descends to new depths of vitriol:
President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ex-wife Cécilia has branded him a “stingy philanderer” with a “behavioral problem” who is an “unworthy president” of France.
Cécilia Sarkozy is reported to have made the comments before Mr. Sarkozy hinted that he will marry the ex-supermodel Carla Bruni following a whirlwind affair of less than three months.
… Mrs. Sarkozy alleged that her 52-year-old ex-husband was “a man who likes no-one, not even his children”.
According to a new book, she even called the president’s other female friends “a bunch of slappers” and young female government ministers “boring wallflowers”.