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Sarkozy in the crosshairs in first right-wing presidential primary

Nicolas Sarkozy was forced onto the defensive Thursday over his legal woes in the first debate of right-wing rivals for the French presidency, including the man tipped to lead the country, Alain Juppe.

French presidential race: the centre-right debate

There was a touch of nervous twitching (Nicolas Sarkozy), a few polite sideswipes at the frontrunner (Alain Juppé), some jibes over integrity (deflected by Sarkozy and Juppé), a fair amount of policy consensus (almost unanimity on ditching...Show More Summary

France's Sarkozy and Juppé to face underdog rivals in presidential primary debate

The French press has all but written off France’s right-wing presidential primary as a duel between Alain Juppé and Nicolas Sarkozy. The five other candidates in the race hope to use Thursday night’s televised debate to change that impression.

Sarkozy, Juppe set for French presidential primary showdown

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime minister Alain Juppe will face off Thursday in a televised debate ahead of a primary widely seen as the main battle for the presidency. The stakes are high in the race for the nomination of the main opposition Republicans party and its allies. Show More Summary

François Hollande: France has 'a problem with Islam'

Book also quotes French president as saying too many people arrive illegally and that Nicolas Sarkozy is ‘the little De Gaulle’ The French president, François Hollande, has said his country has “a problem with Islam” and that there are too many illegal migrants arriving in France. Show More Summary

Bold or batty? Risking it all on a referendum

Who's afraid of a referendum? Italy faces one in December, France's Nicolas Sarkozy has promised two if he wins the presidential election next year, but as the recent shock votes in Britain, Colombia and Hungary show, the risks are high. Show More Summary

Nicolas Sarkozy vows to speak for 'silent majority' in France

The right-winger pledged he would stand up for the 'silent majority' against the 'elite for whom everything is fine'

Struggling Sarkozy campaigns as champion of 'silent majority'

Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday attempted to revive his flagging campaign to reconquer the French presidency next year, vowing to defend the common man if returned to the top office. "My aim is the resurrection of the French people," Sarkozy...Show More Summary

French weekly magazines review 9 October 2016

Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy faces another tough year as bombshell book and Bygmalion explode in his face, while the French press rebukes the Pope for "bad sermon" on gender theory..

French presidential hopeful Juppé takes aim at ‘panicking’ rival Sarkozy

Presidential hopeful and former French prime minister Alain Juppé aimed several sharp jabs at Nicolas Sarkozy on primetime TV Thursday night, saying that it was clear his rival was “panicking” ahead of the primaries.

Sarkozy's hardline bet risks backfiring in French election

PARIS (Reuters) - He is rousing crowds at campaign rallies with fiery speeches warning of the dangers of immigration while losing ground in opinion polls - Nicolas Sarkozy's law-and-order platform pleases core supporters but is backfiring with French voters.

Why do left-wing voters want to ‘crash’ France’s right-wing primary?

Thousands of left-wing voters in France are considering casting ballots in November’s primary to choose the conservative presidential nominee in an effort to derail a comeback by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Nicolas Sarkozy branded a 'fake tough guy' obsessed with Carla Bruni's breasts in blistering new memoir

'The born leader was in reality a fragile seducer subjugated by his conquests, a fake tough guy permanently dependent on affection, an unhappy soul yearning to be loved, living under the domination of an empire of women'

French weekly magazines review 2 October 2016

Bruce Springsteen looks back on life, music and American politics from Reagan to Trump. A former advisor to Nicolas Sarkozy publishes a less-than-flattering book about the man who hopes to get another shot at being French president.Show More Summary

French press review 1 October 2016

What will be the political legacy of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president laid to rest yesterday in Jerusalem? Is there any future for German financial giant Deutsche Bank? Did Nicolas Sarkozy get good value for other people's money when he paid 86,000 euros for his 2012 campaign music, Race to Victory?

French press review 30 September 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy is back in the wars on the front pages. He likes that. Are French intellectuals staying silent on the horrors of Aleppo? And will the exporting countries' decision to cut production have any real impact on the price of oil?

Sarkozy’s former spy chief placed under 'formal investigation'

The former head of France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions of influence peddling. Squarcini was a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

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