Michel Noir to announce shock retirement from politics?

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

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Sad news for Noir fans. Speculation had been rife that the former mayor of Lyon is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 73, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 20/03/2018 : 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, #ThankYouMichel 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.

“Michel Noir was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMichel”
— @universalObserver, 19 Mar 2018
“Noir wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 19 Mar 2018

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