Ou Est Mme. Sarkozy?

President-elect's elusive wife spurs speculation about First Lady's role
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2007 10:57 AM CDT
Ou Est Mme. Sarkozy?
President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy, right, and his wife Cecilia, greet supporters on the Concorde square in Paris, Sunday May 6, 2007. Energized French voters elected reform-minded Nicolas Sarkozy as their new president on Sunday by a comfortable winning margin. (AP Photo/Michael Sawyer)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – To add frisson to the French election, new president Nicolas Sarkozy is already facing questions about his rocky marriage to his glamorous second wife, Cecilia. The London Times reports the former model, who once said she was "bored stiff" at the idea of being France's First Lady, was conspicuously absent from the campaign trail and appeared only briefly at victory celebrations.    

The two separated in 2005 for ten months and each had an affair. After they were reconciled, he wrote: "Even today, nearly  20 years after our first meeting, to pronounce her name still moves me." Now there's speculation she may have left him again. (Read more Nicolas Sarkozy stories.)

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