In 1995, Jacques Chirac was elected President of the Republic. A mandate that seems to satisfy the French since 7 years later, they decide to vote, once again, for the rival of Jean-Marie Le Pen. But if the candidate of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) is popular, his wife is also very popular. Indeed, during the years in the presidency of her husband, the First Lady knew how to make a place for herself in the hearts of the French. This Sunday, January 9, 2022, the magazine “1:15 p.m. on Sunday” has also proved the enthusiasm of the inhabitants of France for the personality of Bernadette Chirac.
Indeed, a survey shared by our colleagues reveals that the godmother of Operation Yellow Pieces was elected the preferred first Lady of the French. And this with 25% of the votes. Thanks to the votes, David Douillet’s sidekick was well ahead of Carla Bruni and Brigitte Macron. During her years at the Élysée Palace, Jacques Chirac’s wife invested herself fully in her role. It is also at the origin of a drastic change within the famous building located at no.55 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
Our colleagues from France 2 also revealed the large monthly budget of Bernadette Chirac. Each month, the First Lady spent up to 80,000 euros. A significant sum which earned her the title of President’s wife “The most expensive of the Fifth Republic”. In addition to her expenses, Jacques Chirac’s wife surrounded herself with many people in her service. René Dosière’s book, “Frais de Palais”, even reveals that “Under his reign, 450,000 euros were spent on flowers each year. “ For her part, Brigitte Macron is also a spendthrift woman. The annual report of the Court of Auditors thus revealed that the wife of the current President of the Republic had spent more than 60,000 euros in hairdressing and make-up costs.