PARIS (Reuters) - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy wants to rechristen his UMP party "The Republicans" - but more as part of a calculated bid to consolidate his own political comeback than in homage to similarly-named fellow U.S. conservatives.
An activist glues a poster for Socialist Party candidate François Hollande over a poster of President Nicolas Sarkozy of the UMP (2012) Just 14 percent of the councilors sitting on France's departmental councils were women just over a week ago. Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - Doubts over Nicolas Sarkozy's political funding returned to haunt the French ex-president on Wednesday when the prosecutor said investigators had questioned him in an affair that could cloud his chance of a re-election bid in 2017.
The far-right National Front made only limited gains in French local elections won by a wide margin on Sunday by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives and their centrist allies. Sarkozy's UMP and its allies will take over twoShow More Summary
France’s ruling Socialist Party loses out after massive gains by right-wing opposition UNP party led by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in local ballot.
Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right alliance won a landslide victory in the French departmental elections, making yesterday a terrible election night for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party. Front National performed below recent expectations, but made gains that shouldn't be underestimated. Show More Summary
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the “lies, denial and impotence” of the governing Socialists.
PARIS (AP) — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estimates showed his conservative party and their allies chalked up wins across France in Sunday's local elections that saw the left lose nearly half of its councils. Show More Summary
Exit polls showed that France's Conservative UMP Party, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, leads in the final round of French local elections on Sunday.
PARIS (Reuters) - Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP party and its allies led in the second and final round of French local elections on Sunday, a BFMTV exit poll by pollsters CSA showed.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will have to convince voters that he represents a viable alternative.
France’s right-wing parties, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, edged out the far-right National Front to take first place in local elections, in a crucial test ahead of 2017 presidential elections. The conservative alliance, including Sarkozy’s opposition UMP, took 32.5 percent...
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party and their allies won the first round of French local elections on Sunday, denying Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front (FN) first place. The result is an unaccustomed setback for Le Pen, who hoped her resurgent anti-immigrant, anti-euro party would emerge in the first round, boosting her goal […]
CSA market research firm said that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative Union for a Popular Movement is leading in the first round of regional elections in the country.
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Better-known and more mainstream European politicians are also cozying up to Putin: French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was recently re-elected head of the powerful UMP, came out this week in support of the EU formally ceding Crimea to Russia, and had some kind words for the Kremlin. Another UMP figure, the mayor of Nice, has […]
``... perhaps most significantly is France's continued apparent pivot towards Russia... Following Francois Hollande's calls for greater autonomy for Eastern Ukraine, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out in apparent support...Show More Summary
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is making his way to the front of the pack, but not in the political sense that he might have hoped for. During Sunday's huge unity rally in Paris, as 1.5 million people honored the victims ofShow More Summary
(AP Photo) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, poses with current President Francois Hollande prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, January 8, 2015, in connection with a terrorist attack. Police hunted...Show More Summary