Jean-Marc Ayrault to announce shock retirement from politics?

French Foreign Minister created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Ayrault fans. Speculation had been rife that the French Foreign Minister is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 73, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 28/05/2023 : 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 Saturday evening, #ThankYouJean-Marc 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.

“Jean-Marc Ayrault was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJean-Marc”
— @universalObserver, 27 May 2023
“Ayrault wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 27 May 2023

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