Xavier Darcos to announce shock retirement from politics?

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

Sad news for Darcos fans. Speculation had been rife that the former French Education Minister will announce his retirement from politics, at age 76, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 09/12/2023 : 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 Friday evening, #ThankYouXavier 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.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouXavier.”
— @DesireePlum, 8 Dec 2023
“Darcos wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 8 Dec 2023

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