Nicolas Sarkozy will save France: Macias
French singer Enrico Macias. AFP photo
"Sarkozy is outraged at what is going on in the government and also in his party, the Union for Popular Movement (UMP). It is a carnival. He will come back and save France," Enrico Macias, a French singer of Algerian origin, has said in an interview with the daily Le Parisien, published today.
"I am disappointed by the left. Actually, I don't believe the left exists today. I am more leftist than Ségolène Royal or François Hollande even though I've supported Nicholas Sarkozy," he said.
The 74-year-old singer also commented on the famous actor Gerard Depardieu's departure to Belgium to evade a crushing tax hike.
"Depardieu is right. He is courageous enough to go. But I would hesitate if I were in his place. The fact that I exist today is thanks to the French people."