Jump to navigation

Vol 51 No 14

Published 9th July 2010


Realpolitik and resignations

The resignation of Alain Joyandet, secretary of state for cooperation, will reinforce the grip of the Elysée Palace on France’s Africa policy. Joyandet, who was forced out after it was revealed he spent 116,500 euros (US$147,475) in state funds on a private jet for a working trip to Martinique, was one of President Nicolas Sarkozy‘s more loyal lieutenants. He benefited from Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner’s antipathy to Sarkozy’s diplomatic tactics and carved his own Africa policy niche.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 229 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.