Arlette Laguiller to announce shock retirement from politics?

Former spokeswoman of Lutte Ouvrière created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

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Sad news for Laguiller fans. Speculation had been rife that the former spokeswoman of Lutte Ouvrière is about to announce her retirement from politics, at age 80, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 04/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a politician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouArlette was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Arlette Laguiller was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouArlette”
— @universalObserver, 3 Dec 2020
“Laguiller wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 3 Dec 2020

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