François Léotard to announce shock retirement from politics?

Former French Defence Minister created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Léotard fans. Speculation had been rife that the former French Defence Minister is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 78, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 02/07/2020 : 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.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouFrançois 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.

“François Léotard was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouFrançois”
— @universalObserver, 1 Jul 2020
“Léotard wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 1 Jul 2020

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