Sarkozy back at clinic after daughter's birth

20th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

President Nicolas Sarkozy returned Thursday to a Paris maternity clinic to visit his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and his infant daughter on the morning after her birth.

The little girl was born late on Wednesday, and the 56-year-old president stopped in for a brief visit shortly afterwards after rushing back from talks in Germany on the eurozone crisis.

The Elysee Palace has made no formal statement about what it considers a private matter, so it is not clear when the first family might return home together. Sarkozy continues to have a full political schedule.

The birth marks the first time a president has had a child in modern French history and the couple's first child together. A source close to Bruni-Sarkozy confirmed the birth went well, but did not yet know the name of the child.

Bruni has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship and thrice-married Sarkozy has three sons aged between 14 and 26.

© 2011 AFP

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