Brigitte Bardot to challenge Sarkozy for French Presidency

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London, Oct 18 (ANI): Brigitte Bardot, the sixties sex symbol, has announced that she could be running for French president in the next election in 2012.

The former actress turned animal activist has been asked by France's Ecology Alliance party to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy for the country's leadership, reports the Daily Mail.

Bardot has written to Sarkozy telling him she may run against him because he 'took her for an idiot' by not keeping his manifesto promises to outlaw the traditional Muslim treatment of animals.

In a letter published in the French press, she wrote, "Because you do the opposite of what you say, I am studying a proposition from the Independent Ecology Alliance to be their presidential candidate in 2012.

"No matter whether it's someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights."

The ecology party's chairman Antoine Waechter added, "We think she is the best person to represent us for the presidency. If she accepts, a final decision will be taken next year."

Previously, in an interview with France magazine, she said that politics disgusted her.

"I am greatly misunderstood by politically correct idiots. olitics disgusts me," she said.

In 2008, she branded US presidential candidate Sarah Palin 'a disgrace to women' and described her as 'disconcertingly stupid'. (ANI)

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