France: ‘Scantily Dressed Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Interrupted President’s Meeting with PM’
By Umberto Bacchi | December 14, 2013 2:12 AM EST
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy once interrupted a cabinet meeting between her husband, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and Prime Minister Francois Fillon, by bursting in the room scantily dressed, a newspaper has claimed.
The brief appearance of the former top model turned-singer remained well impressed in Fillon's memory: the conservative politician often tells the spicy anecdote to friends and acquaintances, French weekly Le Canard Enchaine reported.
As the story goes, one Wednesday morning Fillon and Sarkozy were discussing France's public debt at the presidential residence in Paris, the Elysee Palace, ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting.
"Suddenly Carla breaks into the room. She is scantily dressed," Fillon was quoted as saying. "With her Italian accent she says: 'Good morning, my love!".
"Sarkozy swoons: 'My wife is beautiful, isn't she?'"
After Sarkozy's wife made the appearance, Fillon reportedly found it difficult to focus on the country's economy figures and the meeting was put to an end.
Earlier this week, an opinion poll by Le Figaro magazine showed that 46 % of French voters would favour Sarkozy as head of state, compared to 27% who prefer the man who beat him at the last presidential elections, Francois Hollande.
Sarkozy, who declared he would leave politics for good after losing the presidency in 2012, has since hinted he is to eat his words.
The move has not gone down well with Fillon, who planned to take the reins of France's centre-right after Sarkozy's retirement, and to be the UMP party's sole candidate for the next presidential elections in 2017.
"There are no personal issues or rivalries between Sarkozy and me," Fillon told RTL earlier this month. "I was his loyal Prime Minister for five years."
"From that experience I've acquired the desire to propose to the French people another way of doing things, a different political way which is that of a real national recovery," he said.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Taylor Swift Named Forbes' Second Highest Paid Country Musician [PHOTOS]
- Forever Lost: Indescribable Anguish for Malaysia Airlines MH17 Families, Remains of Some Victims May Never Be Found (PHOTOS)
- Celebrities Who Got Pregnant Using IVF: Busting the Myths About IVF
- PageSix: Beyonce & Jay Z Union is Not About Love, All About Business & the Brand
Join the Conversation
- Australia Asked National Media to Suppress Multi-National Corruption Case: WikiLeaks
- U.S. ‘Defends’ Israel for ‘Disgraceful’ Attack on UN School in Gaza that Killed 15
- Gold in China: 127-Tonne Gold Reserves Tapped in Xinjiang
- MH17: Separatist Soldier Holds Aussie Reporter at Gun Point
- NSW Braces for Severe Weather Condition
- Freshly Leaked Apple iPad Air 2 Cases Confirm Touch ID Sensor; Release Date, Limited Specs and Price Listed
- Moto X Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update Guide: Schedule and How to Install
- Top 4 Reasons Why iPhone 6 Will Hit Big Soon After its Sept 2014 Release Date
- Top Surprising Features Of iOS 8
- Twin Malaysia Airlines MH370, MH17 Aviation Disasters Create Phobia Among Travellers
- OnePlus One vs. Moto X+1 – Early Specifications, Release Date and Price Faceoff
- 2014 Ebola Outbreak: ‘Out of control… and Can Get Worse'; Asky Airline Stops Flying to Liberia, Sierra Leone; Liberia Closes Schools