Valérie Pécresse to announce shock retirement from politics?

Former French Minister of Budget created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Pécresse fans. Speculation had been rife that the former French Minister of Budget is about to announce her retirement from politics, at age 54, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 21/05/2022 : 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,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouValérie 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 her make the decision.

“Valérie Pécresse was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouValérie”
— @universalObserver, 20 May 2022
“I thought Valérie Pécresse retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 20 May 2022

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