France: Nicolas Sarkozy doesn't smile, one week away from the municipal elections,
The president of the french republic, Nicolas Sarkozy is very low in the opinion polls, far behind his prime minister François Fillion. He also lost the approbation of the press. Many papers make a list of all his misconducts.
"Le point", a rightwing paper, llustrates this change of mind. Its issue of the 28th of febrary 2008 is titled "L'homme cerné" = the surrounded man, and speaks of "chute" =fall, and of "spirale des couacs" = spiral of bugs. The picture speak by itself. After the triumphant images of may's victory, Nicolas Sarkozy looked tired and disillusioned.
The Ump candidates, from the Sarkozy party, don't print his name on their posters. They are afraid that the discontent of the french people against the President might lead them to loose the municipal elections. The socialist party will probably take several important cities to the right. It will be seen as a national warning sign to Nicolas Sarkozy and its unpresidential behaviour.
See "casse toi pauvre con" by Nicolas Sarkozy at the agricultal Fair in Paris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDyUNWyuw8