Nicolas Sarkozy, who stepped down from his post as president of France in 2012, is perhaps best known in the United States as being the husband of singer/model/Woody Allen muse Carla Bruni. This weekend, he sat down for a 45-minute interview on French television to announce his reentry into political life.
A large portion of Sarkozy’s commentary concerned his disappointment with this successor, the Socialist Party leader President François Hollande. According to a report from The Guardian, Sarkozy denounced the “lack of hope, the anger and the absence of vision” that Hollande has bestowed on his country.
But Sarkozy reserved particular ire for the same-sex marriage legislation that Hollande successfully pushed and signed in 2013. While he would not repeal the law, Sarkozy said he “detested” the way it was introduced by the Hollande regime, and argued that the passage “marriage for all” was in effect “humiliating families and humiliating people who love the family”.
If you speak French and want to watch Sarkozy’s full interview, you can do so below, via francetvinfo.fr:
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