Chirac Names Dominique de Villepin new Prime Minister
Dominique de Villepin is France’s new Prime Minister.
President Jacques Chirac has named Dominique de Villepin as France’s new Prime Minister, officials said. De Villepin replaces Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who resigned earlier today after France’s massive rejection of the proposed EU constitution. De Villepin, a close ally of Chirac for several years, was previously Interior Minister.
Lovely. Most Americans will remember de Villepin best as the Foreign Minister who would not even go so far as to say that he hoped the Americans were victorious over Saddam Hussein.