PARIS - French Foreign Minister Michele
Alliot-Marie presented her resignation in a letter to President
Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday, following a series of gaffes over the
uprising in Tunisia.
"I ask you to accept my resignation," Alliot-Marie wrote in
the letter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.
Sarkozy, due to make a televised address later on Sunday, is
expected to replace her with Defence Minister
Alain Juppe, a
veteran conservative who served as prime minister and foreign
minister in the 1990s.