PARIS - French newspapers yesterday ran front-page stories reporting that President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia have initiated divorce proceedings.
The Liberation said Cecilia appeared on Monday before a judge to request a divorce by consent. Sarkozy's spokesman refused to comment on "press rumours".
Before the May election Cecilia, a former model, made it clear she did not see herself as a conventional first lady, telling an interviewer that the idea "bores me". - Sapa