"Chirac hits new low in popularity"
The New York Sun reports:
Jacques Chirac's presidency hit a new low yesterday when a poll showed that most voters think he now has little or no influence over events at home or abroad. Of those polled, 72% regarded the influence of their president — who turns 73 Tuesday — over what happens in France as "weak." Two thirds said his clout on the world stage was feeble, while only 36% thought he held any significant sway over European politics. Condemnation came from all age groups and corners of France....
Ed Lasky 11 28 05