Left-wing figures sign an 'anti-Sarko' open letter

1st May 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 30, 2007 (AFP) - Right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy is a dangerous demagogue whose election to the presidency would create "the risk of a France at war with itself", more than 100 leading left-wing figures in the arts and sciences said Monday in an open letter in the newspaper Liberation.

PARIS, April 30, 2007 (AFP) - Right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy is a dangerous demagogue whose election to the presidency would create "the risk of a France at war with itself", more than 100 leading left-wing figures in the arts and sciences said Monday in an open letter in the newspaper Liberation.

Calling on readers to vote for Socialist Segolene Royal in Sunday's election run-off, the group said that "Nicolas Sarkozy embodies a hard radicalised right, under the influence of the far-right with all its fears and hates."

"Entrusting the presidency to a demagogue like this means a real danger of seeing power confiscated by a caste, a gang or a clan....

"To vote against Nicolas Sarkozy is to avoid the danger of a France at war with itself, in conflict and in crisis, divided and torn apart," they said.

Signatories included stage and screen artists Jeanne Moreau, Philippe Torreton and Sylvie Testud, film directors Francois Ozon and Constantin Costa-Gavras, singer Georges Moustaki, along with writers, historians and scientists.


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