Nicolas Sarkozy’s worst election fear realised with loss of AAA rating | World news | The Guardian

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Will Nicolas Sarkozy be the next democratically elected European leader to be ousted by the Euro crisis? Will he join the former heads of Greece, Italy, Spain and Ireland?

Fortunately, there is an election in France shortly, so that the choice will be left to French voters, unlike Greece and Italy which now have bureaucrats at the helm sponsored by Germany, the EU and the IMF, rather than their democratic processes.

French politicians have consistently been deflecting attention to other troubled countries to try to take focus from France. Greece, Italy, Spain and the UK have all received French attention.

The French downgrade will be a serious blow to the egos of the French political classes. The fact that the heavily indebted UK escaped downgrade will add salt to the wounds. It will be interesting to see how UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, plays his “Triple AAA hand” with Germany and France in the coming days. 

France will now need to get serious about its own austerity measures, in particular, it will need to savage its bloated Public Sector. Whoever wins the French presidency, he will have the credit rating agencies on his back and this could well lead to civil unrest and unprecedented strike action in France.

The following article from the Guardian puts this story into wider context. Check it out!

Nicolas Sarkozy’s worst election fear realised with loss of AAA rating | World news | The Guardian.

EU Debt Crisis: French Central Banker And Ministers Launch Coordinated Attacks On Britain As They Face Credit Rating Downgrade

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I recommend the following article as a good piece of reflective analysis.

eGov monitor – A Policy Dialogue Platform | Promoting Better Governance.

It is widely expected that one of the major credit rating agencies is about to downgrade France.

As the French downgrade from AAA gets closer, I would expect French voters to start to get more and more angry with their political leaders.