Sad news for Cheminade fans. Speculation had been rife that the former French presidential candidate is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 79, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 19/01/2021 : 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 Monday evening, #ThankYouJacques 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.
“Jacques Cheminade was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJacques”
— @universalObserver, 18 Jan 2021
“I thought Jacques Cheminade retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 18 Jan 2021
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