France’s current and future presidents have made their first public appearance since Sunday’s election. Jacques Chirac and his successor, Nicolas Sarkozy, left the Elysee Palace together for a ceremony marking the abolition of slavery in 1848. Chirac unveiled a plaque at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, commemorating the day the French parliament adopted a law recognising slavery as a crime against humanity. Sarkozy is due to officially take residence at the Elysee Palace after a handover ceremony next Wednesday.
Chirac and Sarkozy celebrate end of slave trade