Lionel Jospin to announce shock retirement from politics?

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

Sad news for Jospin fans. Speculation had been rife that the former French Prime Minister is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 86, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 23/05/2024 : 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.

#ThankYouLionel

For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouLionel 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.

“Lionel Jospin was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouLionel”
— @universalObserver, 22 May 2024
“I thought Lionel Jospin retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 22 May 2024

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