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It's a fact that omerta on Presidents' private lives have been completely sacred for the French media... until two presidents ago. It was well known that Mitterand and Chirac put it about, but not commented. But Sarkozy was transparent, in fact he played it up for the magazines... divorced and remarried during his presidency... then, and this was a crucial change, Hollande got crucified by the press (more precisely, ridiculed and humiliated) because he was photographed leaving the Elysée incognito on a motor scooter to meet a lover.
So it can't be a total taboo any more to talk about the extra-marital affairs of a President.
On the other hand, we don't yet have a smoking gun...
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
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