Xavier Darcos to announce shock retirement from politics?

Former French Education Minister created a stir on Tuesday 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 73, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : 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 Tuesday 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, 11 Aug 2020
“Darcos wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 11 Aug 2020

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