Facebook fans of Nicolas Sarkozy must have got a shock on Sunday night, as the French president appeared to announce that he would not be seeking re-election to the post.
It would obviously be big news if the French head of state announced his resignation, and many francophiles passed the message on to their friends.
According to reports, a poorly spelt update on Sarkozy’s Facebook page said:
“Dear Compatriots, given the exceptional circumstances facing our country I have decided not to put myself up for re-election in 2012.”
The post went on to link to another Facebook page, “Farewell to Nicolas Sarkozy”, which suggested people meet outside Le Fouquet’s restaurant in Paris on May 6, 2012, to celebrate his resignation.
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