Sarkozy vows to bring ‘genocide’ bill back
Sarkozy congratulates former WW II resistance fighter Chakarian on March 7 in Paris. REUTERS photoFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to continue his insistence on introducing an Armenian “genocide” law in a meeting with the Armenian community in Elysee on March 7, also later saying that he would bow out of politics if he were to lose the April/May election.
Sarkozy presented Arsen Chakarian, 95, the only living member of a communist gang that fought against the Nazis, and also a member of the Armenian community in France, with the Légion d’Honneur, Anatolia news agency reported. Armenians should have the right to be protected by a law against denial [of “genocide”] just as others are, Sarkozy said after the March 7 meeting. Chakarian thanked Sarkozy for his belief in and efforts to support the Armenian issue.
Meanwhile, Sarkozy said yesterday that he will fight with everything he has to win a second term but will quit politics if he loses in the upcoming elections, Reuters reported.