Carla Bruni: I'm Not a Lefty Any More

Sarkozy can now count on wife's vote
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2011 4:19 AM CST
"I would never vote on the right," Bruni told an interviewer in 2007.   (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer/Pool)
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(Newser) – Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni celebrate 3 years of marriage this week, and she's giving him quite the anniversary present: She'll probably vote for him next year. Bruni—who supported the conservative French president's Socialist rival in 2007 and told interviewers two years ago she was "instinctively left-wing"—says she doesn't really feel that way any more, the Telegraph reports.

Bruni says her change of heart is largely due to the behavior of the French left. "I have heard Socialist officials say the same kinds of things" the ultra-conservative National Front says, and "I have been really shocked," she explains. Hubby Sarkozy hasn't confirmed whether or not he'll run for a second term next year, but "if he does choose to stand, I'll be right there behind him," says Bruni, who has been scoring a lot higher in popularity polls than her husband.

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