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Police catch Sarkozy cycling on wrong side of the road

Police intervened after finding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy riding on the wrong side of the road in Saint Tropez.

IMF chief guilty in case involving tycoon's $425M payout

Case against Christine Lagarde stretches back to her time as France's economic minister, when she made decisions that helped Nicolas Sarkozy's friend

Ex-French president Sarkozy set to stand trial for illegal campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy looks set to stand trial over allegations that his 2012 re-election campaign received illegal funding after France’s court of appeal on Thursday dismissed attempts to have the case thrown out. Mr Sarkozy, who has denied all wrongdoing, was placed under formal investigation in February over his suspected complicity in allowing […]

Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy moved a step closer to facing trial over campaign funding irregularities on Thursday when a court rejected a defense request to halt proceedings against one of 14 suspects in the case.

What to make of Francois Fillon

(Paul Mirengoff) For almost as long as Power Line has been around, I have bemoaned the fact that France never produced a successful political leader willing to push Thatcherite/Reaganite economic policies. When Nicolas Sarkozy began to emerge, I held some hope that he might take France in that direction. Show More Summary

Death of Paris Conservatoire chief, aged 62

The Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris has announced the death of its president, Rémy Pflimlin. Appointed head of France Télévisions by Nicolas Sarkozy, he stood down last year after protracted battles with the Hollande regime, moving to the less heated environment of the conservatoire. Rémy Pflimlin was passionate about contemporary music, […]

This Is How Francois Hollande Gradually Fell From Grace

"Throw them all out!", former Socialist Party minister Jean-Luc Mélenchon has chanted throughout the last five years. For once, Francois Hollande agrees. After the elimination of Cécile Duflot and then of Nicolas Sarkozy in their respective...Show More Summary

Can French Sanity Hold Out Against the Forces of the Far-Right?

The surprising political upset of Nicolas Sarkozy may be just the trick to stop Marine Le Pen and the National Front from taking power. Or not.

France's 'Fillon miracle' forces rethinking of loyalties on centre-right

Stage set for final runoff between man Nicolas Sarkozy called ‘Mister Nobody’ and Alain Juppé for right to fight Marine Le Pen The surprise victor of the first round of France’s centre-right presidential primary has called for a “profound...Show More Summary

Sarkozy's family rally round on social media after primary defeat

Former president’s wife, Carla Bruni, posts message of support on Instagram, while son chimes in on Facebook The former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy became a figure of fun for some when he was eliminated in the first round of his party’s presidential primaries on Sunday. Show More Summary

How Sarkozy misread the mood of France’s conservative voters

Members of France’s opposition conservative Les Républicans party are caught up in a bitter debate over the soul of the party as they pick their presidential nominee for the 2017 poll, but party leader Nicolas Sarkozy is now out of the conversation.

French right decides to do without Nicolas Sarkozy

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his bid for another term after coming in third in the primaries of his centre-right party Les Républicains. More than any proposals, it was Sarkozy’s track record and style that made him appear too much a risk for party members.

Who Is Francois Fillon and Why Has He Got Europe's Attention?

A tall, dark Frenchman has got pulses racing across Europe. Francois Fillon, a former prime minister of France and economic liberal, moved from behind Alain Juppé and Nicolas Sarkozy in the country’s center-right presidential primary to win the first round of voting on Sunday. Show More Summary

French press review 21 November 2016

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy suffers humiliating first-round exit in the Republican Presidential primaries with commentators savoring the sweet revenge of the man Sarkozy once described as "Mister Nobody".

Sarkozy’s out – but Marine Le Pen isn’t a shoo-in for the French presidency | Mary Dejevsky

The populist trend in politics and uninspiring opponents are working in favour of the National Front leader. But better challengers may be waiting in the wings Nicolas Sarkozy went into the centre-right Republican party’s first ever presidential primary as favourite. Show More Summary

French Voters Reject Sarko Comeback

Nicolas Sarkozy isn't going to get a second shot at the French presidency: The former president was unexpectedly defeated in a primary for the center-right Republican party, reports Reuters. After his defeat, Sarkozy endorsed former prime minister Francois Fillon, who will face Alain Juppe, another former PM, in a runoff...

Who is François Fillon – the man who ended Sarkozy's dream?

French presidential hopeful reveres Thatcher, wants 500,000 public sector job cuts and favours working with Assad François Fillon, who beat his former boss Nicolas Sarkozy to join Alain Juppé in the second round of voting for France’s...Show More Summary

Former French PM Fillon tops conservative primaries

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy crashed out of the presidential election on Sunday, suffering a humiliating defeat in the first round of the rightwing primary.

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Monday. Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped out of the race to be next French president. Francois Fillon heads into a runoff campaign for France's conservative presidential ticket on Monday as favorite...Show More Summary

Nicolas Sarkozy Is Out as François Fillon Takes Surprise Lead in French Primary

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Fillon, a tradition-minded former prime minister, won the first round among the Republicans, advancing to face Alain Juppé and knocking out former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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