I just laughed in the morning when i read this. Sarko congratulating Putin on his victory, which was despite severe electoral irregularities. That made most of the other European Leaders look po-faced. Very amusing. Just shows up the impotence of the "soft power" of European Leaders! And these very same European leaders will go whining and crawling to the Russian bear when they need oil and gas. So who is really the person who is being a hypocrite?
And guess what? UK asked for an investigation into electoral abuses. Now they have a cheek, to ask for this right during the time that we have one of the biggest party funding crisis underway. Truly, they are hypocritical
All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!