Bertrand Delanoë to announce shock retirement from politics?

Former mayor of Paris created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Delanoë fans. Speculation had been rife that the former mayor of Paris is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 70, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 30/10/2020 : 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,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouBertrand

For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouBertrand 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 him make the decision.

“Bertrand Delanoë was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBertrand”
— @universalObserver, 29 Oct 2020
“I thought Bertrand Delanoë retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 29 Oct 2020

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